On Beans

Yes, you can use canned beans in your veggie burgers. But if there’s one thing I knew before I stared this project and which I am even more convinced of now that I’m in the thick of it, it’s that canned beans just don’t taste as good. They taste a little bit like aluminum, and though they’re “tender,” you can’t reasonably call them “supple.” Freshly cooked beans? Oh, just think about how much more control you have. None of that slimy goop, as much or little salt as you’d like, and then cooked to your most perfect tender ideal. And that clean, earthy, beany flavor. Oh, it’s also cheaper. At least give it a try. Here’s how.

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Veggie Burgers Every Which Way

Hello, veggie burger enthusiast! Welcome! This blog is an ancillary project to a cookbook I’m writing called Veggie Burgers Every Which Way, set for release in June 2010, published by The Experiment. I’m now in the thick of writing it, testing, testing, testing (my lord, do I ever have a seasoned cast-iron skillet), preoccupying myself …

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