This doesn't happen very often, but there was a dismal failure in the kitchen recently. In an attempt for a healthier lifestyle I have eschewed pork and beef. To this end, new recipes have found their way into my kitchen. This recipe looked good and I wanted to try it. I defrosted the pound (or so) of ground turkey, added the coarsely ground black beans, along with garlic powder, diced onions and parsley. O, and one egg. Patties were made and then Georged (as in George Foreman Grill).
When the lid was lifted at the end of the cooking time four out of six burgers split in half . Oops! What to do? Not wanting to throw it out, that would be wasteful, I wrapped the two whole patties in plastic wrap and further crumbled the rest. I 'flash' froze it and put it into a freezer bag and to be used like crumbled ground beef.
It tastes good but did not hold up as a patty. I do not have a food processor so I used my blender to 'chop' the black beans. I think my blender is starting to go to appliance heaven because it starts out at one speed and goes to high speed all by itself. My 'coarsely ground' black beans were more of a puree. Do you supposed it was too wet to hold up to Georging?