2 T olive or vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 T fresh ginger, minced
½ t allspice
½ t nutmeg
1½ c black beans, cooked or canned
1½ c cooked rice
½ habanero pepper or 1 jalapeño pepper, chopped (seeds optional)
1 c bread crumbs
1 t salt
Heat 1 T of oil and sauté the garlic, ginger, allspice, and nutmeg and sauté for two minutes.
Pour into food processor along with beans, rice, and peppers. Pulse repeatedly, until mixture is chopped, not puréed.
Transfer to bowl, add remaining ingredients, and mix well. Taste and adjust seasonings.
Shape into four patties, adding more bread crumbs if necessary.
Fry in 1 T oil over medium heat until crust forms, about 4 minutes per side.
Absolutely wonderful. Seriously, these are the best veggie burgers I've ever had and I've had a LOT! They were very spicy, but that doesn't bother me. And you could remove the spice by replacing the jalapeno with bell pepper or just leaving out pepper all together. The ginger was amazing! I was so surprised by the strong flavor-delightfully surprised. Two thumbs up!