Bacon Bean Burgers

Bacon Bean Burger with Dill-Yoghurt Sauce

IHCCEverything is better with bacon and what would be easier to prove that statement, than to make some bean burgers with bacon. ;) Those burgers were really good, but they definitely need some sauce or condiment. Next time I would use 2 eggs instead of one. For the Dill-Yoghurt Sauce I used some thin yoghurt and stirred in some dill, salt and pepper.

Bacon Bean Burgers

Adapted from How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman


200g smoked bacon, diced
1 14-ounce can white beans, drained
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 cup rolled oats (preferably not instant)
1 Tbsp chili powder or spice mix of your choice
salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 egg
Bean-cooking liquid, stock or other liquid, if necessary


Put a large skillet onto medium heat, add the bacon and fry for a couple of minutes until crispy.
Remove from the skillet with a slotted spoon into a large bowl and let cool slightly. In a food processor, pulse the beans until chunky. Add the beans and all other ingredients except for the liquid to the bacon. Fold in and mix with a spatula into a moist but not wet dough, adding a little liquid if necessary. Let the mixture rest for a few minutes.

With wet hands, shape into whatever size patties you want and again let rest for a few minutes.
If the bacon didn't render much fat, add a little neutral oil into the skillet, swirl around and turn the heat to medium. A minute later, add the patties. Cook until nicely browned on one side, about 5 minutes; turn carefully and cook on the other side until firm and browned.


Kim said...

I always love the recipe you choose and these bean burgers look fabulous. Beans and bacon are such a classic combination. The dipping sauce looks like a great accompaniment:)

Pierce said...

I agree with kim - clasic combination! I could eat a plate of this now...really :-)

Debinhawaii said...

Beans and bacon in a burger is genius! They look delicious. Great idea and a perfect pick for bacon week. ;-)

girlichef said...

These sound pretty delicious!! Classic combo...beans & bacon...in a different form...me likey ;)

Elle said...

Wonderful burgers...such a great combination to add some bacon. The dipping sauce is excellent, too and probably brings it all together in a wonderful way!

mimicooks said...

These sound really good. Somehow, I'm not surprised that you added meat to a veggie burger, lol!