Anasazi Bean Burgers

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  • 1 cup dried Anasazi beans, soaked
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, and as needed
  • 1/4 cup diced yellow onions
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced carrots
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup dried breadcrumbs


Cook beans in water for about 1 hour, until soft but not mushy. Drain, without rinsing, and cool.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a frying pan. Sauté onions, bell peppers and carrots until soft, about 10 minutes. Cool.

Process beans in a food processor until roughly chopped. Remove beans and repeat with the cooked vegetables.

Combine beans and vegetables in a large mixing bowl. Season with cumin, cayenne, salt and pepper. Add egg and then work in breadcrumbs until the mixture holds its shape. If a little dry, add up to 1 tablespoon additional oil.

Form mixture into 4 patties. Sauté in a pan over medium heat with 1 tablespoon oil until golden, approximately 3 minutes on each side.

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