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Bangkok Bean Burgers with Peanut Cilantro Sauce

What you need: 

Peanut Cilantro Sauce:
3 tablespoons natural crunchy peanut butter
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, minced Bangkok Bean Burgers:
1 pound firm tofu, pressed
2 cups cooked black beans, well drained
3/4 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
1/2 cup red onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup carrots, finely grated
2 teaspoons fresh ginger, grated, divided
2 teaspoons tarmari or soy sauce
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
vegetable oil, as needed
flour, for dusting
1 cucumber, thinly sliced
4 buns, lightly toasted

What you do: 

1. For sauce, in a small bowl, blend peanut butter and lemon juice. Mix in cilantro to combine. Set aside.
2. For burgers, mash tofu in a large bowl. Add rest of ingredients except for oil, flour, cucumbers, and buns. Mix well. Form into patties.
3. Lightly brush both sides of patties with vegetable oil and dust with flour. Brush gill rack with oil. Cook over medium-hot coals about 4 minutes on each side.
4. Serve on toasted buns and top with peanut cilantro sauce and cucumber slices.'

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

This was the first bean burger I've ever made.  I made exactly as written, and I think they turned out OK ... the texture was a little hard to work with, but I guess that's common with bean burgers.  The peanut-cilantro sauce was amazing, especially with the cucumbers.  To me, that's what made the dish!

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wow these are great! i couldn't get them into patties for the life of me so i just did it like a stir fry and drizzled the sauce on top. Love the sauce! all the flavors together create something really unique and delicious

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Okay, these are pretty good. First of all, I added 2 or 3 tablespoons of red curry paste in place of the spices. I added fresh basil, the zest of one lime and some cilantro into the patties. And I used one whole onion, grated and half a red bell pepper, minced. Oh, and some peanut butter. Served this in a tortilla with baby spinach. I didn't use the sauce, but instead squeezed lime juice onto each patty.

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These are Awesome! however, they would not stay together when cooking. As for taste they are wonderful. I did add some cajun spice, oregano, and some basil leaves, and lots of garlic! They were very spicy but that was because of the cajun spices I added. I loved them!  :)>>>  Will have the leftovers for lunch tomorrow. My son,25, non-vegan refused to try them since he saw me put the tofu in, oh well, more for me!

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I made these tonight also, but mine came out too wet. I knew they wouldn't stick together as patties, so I just kind of crumbled them up and pan fried them. I cooked some kidney beans to use in them, and used lime for the sauce (with some soy sauce and mushroom broth). The flavor was ok, just nothing spectacular (my version).

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Great success. I added lime juice to the mix, cilantro and omitted the ginger and added a  squirt of ketchup.  Topped with sliced cucumbers, avocodo. Thanks for a great recipe!!

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The short version: :hotforyou: :D ;)b :)>>>

The long version: I tinkered with the flavourings a little... used chili paste (instead of flakes), some tomato paste and juice of a lime in the burger mix. I didn't have cucumbers to go with, so I used sliced avocado, baby mung sprouts and mesclun leaves. I couldn't be bothered making burger buns, so I made them into wraps, and they were superbly wonderful. :) Despite the fact that I FORGOT TO PUT THE CILANTRO IN THE SAUCE. :lol: I'm sure it will be even better next time, with all of the ingredients.

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