Black Bean Edamame Burgers. The perfect blend of mushrooms, grains, vegetables, and bright green edamame. This burger has all the best flavors, textures, and spices and is tender and delicious!
2014 has been a great, fun year for me and for my blog. One of the best things, both personally and professionally, was the opportunity to become a contributor and writer for The Kitchn. If you’re here and reading my blog, chances are, you’ve heard of The Kitchn, but in the off chance that you have not, The Kitchn is a spin-off of Apartment Therapy and is a comprehensive cooking website that provides recipes, cooking tutorials, information about food, home cooking, caring for your kitchen, tips, great finds for the kitchen, cookbook reviews and much much more.
I’ve been a team member and contributor now since March of this year and it’s been a blast! I’ve been a loyal reader of The Kitchn for about 4 years so it’s been amazing to be a part of something so inspiring. Cooking is like therapy for me and so I treasure this part of my life and the opportunity to work with Emma Christensen, our Recipe Editor (who has a new book, Brew Better Beer, coming out in May!), and Faith Durand, The Kitchn’s Executive Editor and the co-writer of this fabulous new cookbook, has been a dream!
This cookbook you guys!! The Kitchn Cookbook is so much more than a cookbook. It’s a comprehensive resource guide for cooking and caring for your kitchen and more!
The book is set-up like this.
I love how Faith and Sara Kate walk you through how to properly set up your kitchen workspace, for the way you really cook. “Perhaps you’re setting up a kitchen for the first time, or maybe you have lived in your kitchen comfortably for a long time but would like to freshen it. .”
The Kitchn cookbook will help you tackle the essentials for setting up a great kitchen space – however big or small it is and provides 10 smart storage solutions that everyone needs to read. There’s also a chapter on Tools, which is essential. You’ve got to have the right tools in the kitchen to be successful at what you do and this book provides some great insight on essential kitchen tools, how to choose good cookware and the best sources for kitchen supplies.
The other part of this chapter that I love is about caring for your kitchen tools and equipment and knowing when to replace them.
And in true The Kitchn fashion, the cookbook takes you into 10 different homes and kitchens of real people. Sharing stories and showing you how they use their kitchen spaces.
I loved seeing stories like this in the cookbook. . kitchens of all sizes and seeing how the kitchen is really the heart of the home.
Part 2 of this cookbook is amazing. There’s information on how to stock your pantry and essential pantry staples, choosing ingredients wisely and meal planning but what I loved reading was The Kitchn’s 50 Essential Skills!!
“Whether you’re looking for a refresher or a beginner’s course in the essential techniques of cooking, these are the skills you’ll want to know by heart.” Like how to use and hold a chef’s knife, general and important cooking skills, how to deglaze a pan, how to reduce a liquid, fruit and vegetable techniques, how to store meat, how to cut up a chicken and much much more!
The recipes in this cookbook don’t even come until chapter 6 but I love that they’ve walked you through every important step, so that when you do get to a recipe, you can execute it well. The recipes are, of course, delicious and beautiful. I made the breakfast tacos (pg 136), everyday granola (pg 139), the quick drop biscuits (pg 145) and this epic and amazing Black Bean and Edamame Burger (pg 202).
The recipe makes 12 burgers and yes, I made all 12 so I could freeze some. I ate two in one day and another one for lunch the following day. So good you guys. So good.
I still want to make the Pasta Casserole with Broccoli and Gouda Cheese (pg 215).
And the Wheat Berry Salad with Blood Oranges and Feta . . .
And these gorgeous Meringue and Nectarine Trifles in the summer when I can get my hands on some lovely, juicy nectarines. .
There are so many other fabulous recipes in here like, The Lofty Buttermilk Pancakes, Coconut Banana Bread, Cheese Savories, Sweet and Spicy Pickles, 13 fabulous drink and cocktail recipes, Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken, Pesto for All Seasons and Brownies, 3 Ways!! Fudgy, Cakey and Chewy. How awesome is that?!
This cookbook is an absolute gem and I highly recommend this book for anyone who enjoys cooking. It’s also a great resource for friends and family who might just be getting started in the kitchen or people who have been cooking for a while, but maybe want to be better. Click here to read more about the cookbook or here if you’re ready to purchase it and have this lovely cookbook in your life.
Before we get to the giveaway, I have to share this fabulous recipe with you all . . veggie burger lovers, you need to MAKE THIS. LIKE TODAY. I hope you enjoy!
Black Bean Edamame Burgers. The perfect blend of mushrooms, grains, vegetables, and bright green edamame. This burger has all the best flavors, textures, and spices and is tender and delicious!
Black Bean Edamame Burgers
- 3 tablespoons olive oil plus extra for the baking pan
- ½ cup farro or 1 cup cooked brown rice, page 199
- Kosher salt
- 1 medium yellow onion diced small
- 3 medium carrots peeled and shredded
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 16 ounces cremini mushrooms stems removed, caps diced small
- 2 15.5- ounce cans black beans rinsed and drained
- 1½ cups panko bread crumbs
- 1 cup frozen edamame thawed
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1½ teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1¼ teaspoon salt
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large eggs
- Thin slices of cheese for serving (I used provolone)
- 12 hamburger buns I used brioche rolls
- For the burger: lettuce tomatoes, red onions, dijon mustard, mayo and anything else you want to spread on!!
- Heat ½ tablespoon of the olive oil in a medium saucepan. Add the farro and cook over medium heat, stirring, until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add 1½ cups of water and a pinch of salt, and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Check the farro and continue to simmer for another few minutes until the farro is chewy but not mushy. Remove the pan from the heat and drain off any remaining water.
- In a large, deep skillet, heat the remaining 2½ tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Add the carrots and garlic and cook until fragrant, 2 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until softened and cooked through, another 3 to 4 minutes. Set the mushroom and vegetable mixture aside to cool.
- In a food processor or blender, pulse 1 cup of the black beans to a chunky puree. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Mix in the remaining black beans, cooked farro, cooled mushroom and vegetable mixture, panko bread crumbs, edamame, cilantro, parsley, mustard, soy sauce, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Allow to cool until the mixture is no longer steaming. Taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking. Whisk the eggs in a small bowl and stir them into the vegetable mixture. Cover and refrigerate the burger mixture for at least 30 minutes or for up to a day.
- When ready to cook the veggie burgers, heat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment or some other nonstick liner.
- Form handfuls of the mixture into patties roughly 4 inches in diameter and ¾ inch thick. Lay them on the baking sheet spaced an inch or two apart. Bake the burgers in batches if all the patties don’t fit; alternately, form some patties and freeze them for later (see below).
- Bake the burgers for 20 to 25 minutes, until the tops are dry and the patties feel firm around the edges. If desired, top the burgers with cheese and run them under the broiler for 30 to 60 seconds until the cheese has melted. Serve the patties warm on rolls with ketchup, mustard, mayo, and any other favorite toppings.
- Baked patties will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week in an airtight container. Unbaked patties can be frozen for up to 3 months: freeze the shaped patties on a parchment-lined baking sheet until solid, then stack the burgers between layers of wax paper and seal inside a freezer proof container. Increase the baking time by 5 to 10 minutes for frozen patties.
Recipe published here with permission.
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Congratulations on your affiliation with The Kitchn…that is very exciting stuff! So, I’m the person who is living comfortably in the the same kitchen for 19 years but would be very open to a little re-organizing! This book will make for a very lovely Christmas present. And that bean burger looks awesome! My kids introduced me to the bean burger a few years ago and I never looked back! Love it!
Stunning burgers, beautiful book and a terrific write up as always. Love your story
Alice and look forward to discovering more new things with you in 2015!
I’m certainly attracted to this recipe for Feta & Olive Phyllo Cigars: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-feta-kalamata-cigars-recipes-from-the-kitchn-213040 I think I’ll make them for guests this next weekend.
One of my favorite recipes from The Kitchn is for the Killer Blondies.
Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living says
That burger looks amazing! I’ve got to get a copy of that cookbook and check it out.
So basically I NEED this cookbook is what you’re saying! I love a good veggie burger and this definitely sounds all kinds of awesome.
My goodness this book is STUNNING!! I really need it in my collection. I’ve really enjoyed you contributing for them because I always learn something new (or want a new cookbook) every time you write an article for them. Such an amazing contributor!! OK dude this burger? Insanely good looking and I will devour it in minutes.
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
That’s so amazing that you get to contribute to the Kitchn! Sounds like a wonderful opportunity, Alice! These burgers look delicious! I’ve never had a black bean version before, so I’m eager to try these out, especially with the edamame, too! Yum!
What a healthy and delicious burger! Never tried something like this, but it is definitely on my to do list. I love the book, congrats on your contribution to the Kitchn!
What a lovely book and so wonderful that you have been a contributor for them this year! I’ve always loved their site. I’ll definitely have to check it out. I’ve been on a bean burger kick lately and this recipe looks so so good. I love that it makes a lot for freezing!
CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THIS BLACK BEAN BURGER RECIPE!
CAN’T WAIT TO TRY THIS BLACK BEAN BURGER RECIPE! I need a new cook book bad!
Kelsey @ Badger Kitchen says
I read The Kitchn daily but for some reason I’ve never actually tried any of the recipes (I must get distracted by all of their great tips!) I’d love to try this slow cooker chicken enchilada soup http://www.thekitchn.com/slow-cooker-recipe-chicken-enchilada-soup-recipes-from-the-kitchn-193675
I had honestly never heard of The Kitchn before, so thanks for sharing that! I am now following them on Bloglovin’. It looks like this is a beautiful cook book with great photos, and these burgers look delicious. After visiting the site, I’d love to try many of their recipes, but the Cakey, Oaty Energy bars are on the list: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-oaty-energy-bars-recipes-from-the-kitchn-190461
I didn’t realize you contributed there — that is awesome! The cookbook looks beautiful, and so do these burgers!
I *love* The Ktichn. I had the best pickled red onions at a new mexican fusion restuarant the day so the next recipe I want to try is this: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-quickpickled-red-onions-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-193247 I regularly go to the Kitchn for cooking tips and recipes. Avid fan of Apartment Therapy too.
I would like to make buffalo chicken wings in the oven.
roasted sweet potato slices with cilantro pesto. http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-roasted-sweet-potato-slices-with-cilantro-pesto-recipes-from-the-kitchn-208364
How did I not know you write for the Kitchn?! You are a freaking celebrity! I go to the Kitchn for any basic how-to and even drank their whiskey-lemon-honey cure-all last week when I was feeling a bit ill and was perfectly better two days later! Just saying.. they know what they’re talking about! That cookbook is AMAZING, too. I need a copy.. need!
I’ve been eyeing on Lyonnaise Salad and so happy to read your posts for The Kitchn.
Ashley Bree Perez says
Love the Killer Blondies! 🙂
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
I love all your posts on The Kitchn, the recipes you share there always leave me drooling and hungry for more! Just like these veggie packed edamame burgers! They look mouthwatering! The book looks gorgeous too!
I’d love to try this slow cooker chicken enchilada soup http://www.thekitchn.com/slow-cooker-recipe-chicken-enchilada-soup-recipes-from-the-kitchn-193675
I’d love to try this slow cooker chicken enchilada soup http://www.thekitchn.com/slow-cooker-recipe-chicken-enchilada-soup-recipes-from-the-kitchn-193675, I love all things for the slow cooker!!
Wow that is one stunner of a burger! It looks just like a real beef patty and I bet the flavor is just as amazing with all the umami from those fabulous ingredients. The book sounds fantastic and I love how it’s not just recipes, but also ideas on how to set up and maintain an efficient kitchen!
I’d love to try the black beab burgers…always looking for new veggie recipe!
The Blondies are the BEST!!
Cranberry & Brie Grilled Cheese
Alice, I am so happy for you and all that you have achieved! I love seeing your posts on TheKitchn. Congrats and here is to many more wonderful things ahead!
What a fabulous cookbook! The pictures are gorgeous.
I recently saw this book at Barnes and Nobles and was so impressed with it. I just ordered it on Amazon but seriously those trifles look amazing! And this burger is a must try.
I love the Kitchn and being a team member and contributor would be such a dream! I would love this cookbook, AND these burgers! I eat veggie burgers all the time but have never made them myself. Pinning!
i love their lemon sticky rolls
Maryanne @ the little epicurean says
That looks sooooo good. I’m not normally a veggie burger fan, but I’d make an exception for this one 🙂 I love visiting the Kitchn for cocktail inspirations!
Elizabeth G. says
I would love to try this Mexican Chicken Soup:
Beautiful cookbook! I can’t wait to try all of these recipes and this burger recipe. I love so many of The Kitchn recipes, it is hard to choose just one. I’ve really been loving this Creamy Curried Cauliflower Soup lately http://www.thekitchn.com/creamy-curried-cauliflower-soup-recipes-from-the-kitchn-187007, so good!
Oh my gosh, I love TheKitchn. Hard to pick a favorite recipe. I’ve made several of their sangria recipes and they are always awesome. They have great cocktail inspiration!!!
K / Pure & Complex says
This book looks amazing. But then again, so does your black bean burgers. They are to die for. Wonderful post
Lisa @ Healthy Nibbles & Bits says
I LOVE everything about The Kitchn! These burgers look like something I want for lunch today!
Allison (Spontaneous Tomato) says
It’s funny because I love The Kitchn’s site and go there all the time, but no particular recipe of theirs jumped to mind — I think I’ve gotten the most use out of their recipe collection/ideas posts and their tutorials about tips & techniques. (Haha, sorry if that’s cheating to not pick just one of their posts in particular…) I am really excited about their cookbook, though! Especially now after reading what you wrote about how it’s more comprehensive with general kitchen advice compared to a typical cookbook… it looks great! Congrats on working with them, too!
That looks like one heck of an awesome cookbook there, Alice! I love the photography. I absolutely love black beans, so I think these burgers may need to make an appearance in my kitchen soon. Thanks for sharing (and congrats for working with The Kitchn…they have some great content over there!). 🙂
You m’dear, know how to make a vegetarian burger look absolutely mouthwatering! The Kitchn cookbook is amazing – I’d buy it just for the slow cooker carnitas recipe!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I’m normally not a burger eater so I love this healthy alternative!
Julie | This Gal Cooks says
How exciting to be a contributor to The Kitchn, Alice! I think I want to gobble up that broccoli gouda casserole. Whoa does that look good! So does the burger. I can just make a meal out of the two. 🙂
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
Obsessed with black bean burgers but seeing edamame included makes me excited as we grow so many in our garden. Can’t wait to chow down!
Oooo cool I had no idea you were a contributor for The Kitchn!!! That’s awesome Alice! An this cookbook sounds amazing… loving this veggie burger. My wife is all about a great veggie burger, so I need to go win husband of the year (or at least husband of the week) and make this for her!
Ooh, I love so many of their recipes, but I am excited to try their new Breakfast Sangria recipe!
I love the kitchn’ recipe for lentil mushroom and sweet potato shepherd’s pie!
That burger looks so delicious! I need to get a copy of that cookbook because it looks awesome!!
Alice, I’ve loved the Kitchn for years, and I can imagine how rewarding it has been, working with them! The cookbook looks wonderful and these burgers are just my kind of thing!
Heather Eggleston says
Two words: eggnog marshmallows.
Maureen | Orgasmic Chef says
I’ve got my eye on that broccoli casserole AND the burgers. Everything looks really good.
Shashi Runninsrilankan says
I am a huge lover of black beans – so these Black Bean and Edamame Burgers are comfort food for me – and I would love to try to make them myself – those spices have me drooling over here! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe from the Kitchn cookbook with us – I love how this cookbook is laid out!
I am a huge lover of black beans – so these Black Bean and Edamame Burgers are comfort food for me – and I would love to try to make them myself – those spices have me drooling over here! Thanks so much for sharing this recipe from the Kitchn cookbook with us – I love how this cookbook is laid out!!
Wow, what a great giveaway! Love The Kitchn. That black bean burger looks so good. Never thought to put it together with edamame. I don’t have a favorite recipe but have been wanting to try more brunch recipes like this Chai French Toast: http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-baked-chai-french-toast-recipes-from-the-kitchn-198717.
Tara OBrien says
I made the Kitchn’s make-ahead turkey gravy for Thanksgiving this year, and it was great!
One of the recipes from The Kitchn that I fully intend to make is the Cream Cheese Danish Bread, and I’m trusting that it will come out good because it makes six loaves, four or five of which will be gifts. Here’s the link:
brenda m says
Think I’m going to add this to Christmas or New Year Day’s meal.
I’d like the Spiced Lamb Meatballs http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-spiced-lamb-meatballs-142317
brownies oppskrift says
Fantastisk oppskrift .. Takk
temple run says
The burger you share is delicious and nutritious. I really like this cake. Thanks for sharing.