Sunday, March 7, 2010

Third Burger's a Charm

Not every kitchen experiment turns out just right the first time ... or the second time. But I've found the "third time's a charm" rule tends to apply for most of my culinary adventures. I've been tweaking my black-eyed pea burger recipe for my cookbook for awhile now. And by golly, I think I've nailed it on the third try. After trying several different ingredient combos, all centered around black-eyed peas, I'm finally happy with this BBQ Black-eyed Pea Burger:

The burger began as a black-eyed pea and brown rice patty back in February of last year, but the flavor combo was too bland.

Then, I decided to jazz the recipe up with barbecue sauce last summer, but I originally used too much gluten, which masked the flavor of the tangy sauce.

Tonight, I tried the recipe again, adding a few new veggies, decreasing the gluten flour, and upping the 'cue sauce. The resulting patty was deeeelicious served on a Rudi's Organics whole wheat bun with tomato, lettuce, homemade sweet pickles, and Nasoya Dijon-style Nayonaise. I served my burger with Garden of Eatin' Pico de Gallo tortilla chips and raw carrot sticks.

24 comments:

The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

There you go! I'm all over this one. Let me know if you need verification of its awesomeness cause I'd be happy to try it ;)

radioactivegan said...

I hope this one is going up on the tester site! It's finally getting warm enough to enjoy a burger.

Veg is Sexy said...

Mmm girl looks great!

The Voracious Vegan said...

Oh man oh man. You know how much I LOVE a good burger, but there is something about adding barbecue sauce to a burger that just makes me go crazy. You cannot get more delicious than that! Bianca, WHEN is your cookbook coming out already!?!?! I NEED to be able to start making these amazing recipes!

glutenfreewelshy said...

That looks SO good, as always. When's this cookbook coming out so that I can finally make all these delicious recipes you keep showcasing??? x

Gina said...

Sounds awesome Bianca!!

Lisa (Show Me Vegan) said...

this really sounds great. Unique too!

Serena said...

Are you gonna leave us without a recipe? D:

Sweet @ Adventures in Veg said...

Oh boy! that looks amazing!! BBQ sauce...droooool....

*Lesli* said...

That looks amazing...

Sheridanna said...

Yum! I love black-eyed peas and BBQ sauce! This sounds like the burger for me!

Mihl said...

Congrats on perfecting the recipe, Bianca. That burger looks awesome!

Leslie R. said...

YUM!!! Your kitchen perserverance is admirable!!!

Erin said...

It looks fantastic!

The Shenandoah Vegan said...

Hmmmm...I was going to make tofu scramble for dinner, but maybe I'll switch to a burger now that I'M CRAVING ONE!!!!

jessy said...

ooooh, it looks like the third burger is a charm, indeed. score! your bbq black-eyed pea burger looks deeeelicious, Bianca - and don't you just love the garden of eatin' chips?!? i love those pico de gallo flavored ones, too! i can't wait to test this burger out. yay!

Trinity (of haiku tofu) said...

That looks delicious. Seriously, Bianca, I want to crawl into that bun and just start chewing. Is it going up on the tester site?

Kiersten said...

That sounds delicious Bianca! BBQ sauce and burgers are always a winning combination. Can't wait to try the recipe when you book comes out.

Courtney said...

Looks great! Will you be posting a new tester recipe soon on the website?

Courtney

miss v said...

i think i've tried almost every bean burger - except the BEP burger! yum!

miss v said...

i think i've tried almost every bean burger - except the BEP burger! yum!

Mike K said...

This sounds great - way to keep at it! These posts always make me look forward to your book coming out :)

andrea. said...

damn !
that burger looks pretty good.

Melisser; the Urban Housewife said...

Sounds great to me!