2 Days of Cornbread Buns Courtesy of The Urban Housewife!

Anyone that knows me knows how much I love corn. Hell, I think it should be its own food group! You can have it in many of its multiple forms for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks! So when I was reading The Urban Housewife’s  blog and she posted a recipe for cornbread burger buns, I knew I had to make them! I sure am glad I did, they are delicious!  

Cornbread Burger Bun

Cornbread Burger Bun

I thought it would be a good idea to make a BBQ veggie burger patty to go with the cornbread bun. Boy was I right – the BBQ with the cornbread was fantastic! I used Trader Joe’s Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce because I just plain love this stuff! I used red kidney beans and millet for these burgers and they creepily looked like meat burgers but the flavor was incredible. Here’s a close-up of the patty:
BBQ Burger

BBQ Burger

And the recipe:
BBQ Burgers

 Yields aprox. 6 burgers

 15 oz. can of red kidney beans, drained and rinsed

½ cup onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

½ cup red bell pepper, diced

½ cup mushrooms, diced

1 cup cooked millet

1 cup breadcrumbs

¼ cup BBQ Sauce

½ tsp. onion powder

½ tsp. garlic powder

½ cup corn


In a food processor add all of the ingredients except the corn. Process for a few seconds and scrape down the sides. Process for a few more seconds and check the consistency. You may need to add more breadcrumbs until the mixture is neither too wet nor too dry. The mixture should be a good consistency for forming patties. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning to your taste. Add the corn and incorporate by hand. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and put in the fridge for at least 15 minutes. Form patties and cook in a cast iron skillet with a bit of oil for approximately 5 minutes per side.

On the 2nd day, I decided to use the left over burger mixture and create a kind of “sloppy joe” filling because again, I thought this would be tasty with the cornbread buns.  I sauteed half of an onion, half a red bellpepper, and 2 cloves of garlic in aprox. 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Then I added the crumbled up burger mixture and let this cook for about 5 minutes in a cast iron skillet. Then I added 1 small can of tomato sauce and let it simmer for about 10 minutes. I added about 1/2 cup of BBQ sauce and a bit of pepper and let it simmer for 5 more minutes. This is what I got:

Sloppt BBQ Joe

Sloppy BBQ Joe

And sloppy it was indeed but the flavor with the cornbread bun was outta this world! I also made some coleslaw following the recipe from Veganomicon!


All in all it was 2 days of cornbread deliciousness! Thanks Melisser!

8 Responses to “2 Days of Cornbread Buns Courtesy of The Urban Housewife!”

  1. 1 quarrygirl July 10, 2009 at 12:26 am

    i REALLY wanna try that bun recipe. and now you have given me something to put inside it.

    thanks ladies!

  2. 2 Nora July 10, 2009 at 1:05 am

    omg I can’t wait to make those buns! And I might even make your burger recipe! 🙂

  3. 3 a-k July 10, 2009 at 1:49 am

    That looks really tasty! Mmmm, cornbread bun…

  4. 4 Afsoon July 13, 2009 at 8:48 am

    I’m scared of cornbread…but I’m curious as to what Melisser’s recipe tastes like.

    I’m loving the yellow tomato in the burger

  5. 5 Melisser July 18, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Oh yay, I’m glad you liked them! Then again, those BBQ burgers would make anything taste good!

  6. 6 dreamin'itvegan July 19, 2009 at 4:18 am

    The bun looks perfect and the bbq burgers look perfect with it. Always good to have a variety of vegan burgers.

  7. 7 Mandee August 4, 2009 at 3:14 am

    That burger looks so good, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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