Broadway Black Bean Burger

Broadway Black Bean Burger
Broadway Black Bean Burger

Broadway Black Bean Burger

Marc Renson’s Ambition Bistro takes pride in itsfresh, local food – and frequent celebrity guests,including the casts of Broadway productionslike Momma Mia, Wicked, and Lion King, as wellas celebrities such as Bradley Cooper, GeorgeHamilton, Eva Mendes, and The Cake Boss. HisBroadway Black Bean Burger is a quick, easyrecipe loved by locals and Broadway performersalike. Feed your family like a Broadway casttonight with this unique and delicious burger!
Prep Time 1 hr 20 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 35 mins
Servings 12 people


  • 1 lb dried black beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1 roasted red pepper (see note)
  • 2 tablespoons cumin
  • 3 eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cups bread crumbs (or corn meal)


  • Place blackbeans and soakingwater in a SwissDiamond soup pot.Add 3 additionalcups of water andboil for 1 hour oruntil beans are soft.
  • In a foodprocessor, puréethe beans. Putpureed beans in alarge mixing bowl.
  • Skin and chop the red onion. Chop the peppers.
  • Put red onions and peppers in food processorand purée. Add to puréed black beans.
  • Add eggs, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.Stir in bread crumbs or corn meal little by little,until the mixture reaches a thick but workableconsistency.
  • Heat a Swiss Diamond double-burner griddleover medium heat. When pan is hot, drop theblack bean mixture by large spoonfuls onto thepan, forming 12 patties. Cook until underside ofthe patty is browned.
  • Flip the patties and cook until browned on theopposite side and heated through.
  • Serve on heated ciabatta with lettuce, tomato,avocado, salsa, and pepper jack cheese.


To roast the red pepper, wash and place on a
baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast
under the broiler until skin is blackened. Transfer to
a glass bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to
steam until skin is loose. Remove skin and core.
Keyword Broadway, Black, Bean, Burger

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