Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger)

Page: < 12 Showing page 2 of 2
Author
HankNBugsy
Hamburger
  • Total Posts : 79
  • Joined: 2006/06/03 11:19:00
  • Location: La Vernia, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2006/09/30 23:07:17 (permalink)
not AS messy as that one LOL
#31
HollyDolly
Double Chili Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 1074
  • Joined: 2006/01/18 16:52:00
  • Location: Schertz, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2006/10/03 09:12:14 (permalink)
HankNBugsy,Which EZ's did you go to?The original one on Brees and North New Braunfels is pretty good.However i never had their bean burger at that location.I had the Nachos at the one in the Olympia Forum when some of us ladies here at work got together.Those were good nachos and a lot of them too.
#32
wes-tex-rex
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 3
  • Joined: 2006/10/06 16:19:00
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2006/10/06 16:40:30 (permalink)
The inventor most believed to have truly originated the beanburger was Frank Sill, Sr. His business Sill's Snack Shack, was in the 400 block of Austin Hwy, in Alamo Heights, a suburb of San Antonio, TX. It was a great lunch place for myself and other 1960's high school students. It had 7 or 8 tables and a 5 cent Williams batting machine. I worked there for about a month one summer. Frank's son ran the Snack Shack for a while, but then closed it down. He "retired" to Adkins, Tx, about 20 miles from Alamo Heights, on Hwy 87 past China Grove. He re-opened the Snack Shack in front of his house for 4 or 5 years, but finally retired from that too, saying it was too much work. A Sill's Beanburger: Hamburger bun, toasted on the grill, beef patty, cooked medium. Place 1 large spoon original Rosarita refried canned beans on top of the patty when it's turned over and done on both sides. Turn again to heat & grill the beans. Place chopped onions on one bun, place Cheez-Whiz on the onions, turn patty one last time and place bean side up on the onions & Cheeze-Whiz. Top the beans with slightly crushed original size Fritos (we used Facs corn chips, now out of business), and serve. Best with crisp tater-tots. The beanburger had no mayo, no mustard, no lettuce, no pickle, no grilled onion, no cheddar cheese, no jalapeno. The Ringo establishment, now also closed, made the same recipe, and credited Frank Sill for it. Billy T's, a few blocks out Austin Hwy, still makes the original Frank Sill recipe.
#33
HankNBugsy
Hamburger
  • Total Posts : 79
  • Joined: 2006/06/03 11:19:00
  • Location: La Vernia, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2006/10/08 19:09:55 (permalink)
Holly Dolly - this one was from the EZs at Blanco & 281.

wes-tex-rex - by any chance is the old Snack Shack about 2 miles outside 1604 on 87? If its the building I think it is, its latest incarnation opened with a new owner on the 1st as a smoked barbecue place - haven't tried it yet though ....
#34
HollyDolly
Double Chili Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 1074
  • Joined: 2006/01/18 16:52:00
  • Location: Schertz, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2006/10/09 15:19:24 (permalink)
Never at at the Snack Shack though I know where it was.Haven't tried Billy T's yet.
Will have to look for the former Snack Shack at 1604 and 87.
HankNBugsy,never eaten at the one at Blanco and 281.Hate that area lots of traffic,especially at 281 and Bitters over by the Embassy Theatre.I'll let you know some time how the beanburger is over at the Forum one .
#35
wes-tex-rex
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 3
  • Joined: 2006/10/06 16:19:00
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2006/10/09 16:11:51 (permalink)
"the old Snack Shack about 2 miles outside 1604 on 87?" That sounds right, it was a small simple white building on the left, in front of the owners residence. I bet if you stopped in they could tell you, but no guarantee you'll get a beanburger!
Last Wednesdays TASTE section of the San Antonio Express News promised an article this Wednesday on "After Inventing the beanburger, Felix Stehling didn't rest on his laurels". He owned the Crystal Pistol, and then opened the first Taco Cabana across the street, but didn't know he laid claim to the beanburger. Can't wait to see...........
#36
HollyDolly
Double Chili Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 1074
  • Joined: 2006/01/18 16:52:00
  • Location: Schertz, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2006/10/11 12:25:06 (permalink)
Well,today in the Express News they had the article about Felix Stehling in the food section.According to the article,he leased the little building from Sill and called it the Triple S.
Later when the lease came up Sills took back the building and started his own place and also started selling the bean burgers.The article mentioned that the newspaper claimed Sill invented it.However Cappy lawton,who owns several resaurants in town and knows Stehling,wrote them a letter stating that Stehling was the real inventor and had eaten them there when Stehling ran the Triple S on Austin Highway.
#37
HankNBugsy
Hamburger
  • Total Posts : 79
  • Joined: 2006/06/03 11:19:00
  • Location: La Vernia, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2006/10/13 20:30:11 (permalink)
Good evening! I stopped at the restaurant that we think may at one time have been Sill's Snack Shack tonight. It re-opened this month as "Home of Da Smoke Bar-B-Que" and is owned and operated by Smoke Master Robert Norman. Mr. Norman used to have a little place across from Radicke's Lone Oak Restaurant. I have found barbecue nirvana. It was amazing. Without a doubt the best barbecue I have ever had. The brisket was so tender you could cut it with a butter knife. (Okay, I realize this isn't a beanburger post, but since we have expanded into Adkins/La Vernia restaurants I had to mention it)
#38
casadei
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 18
  • Joined: 2009/09/20 15:36:00
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2010/06/22 19:43:16 (permalink)
ok - this thread is pretty old, but its time to open it again.  Billy T's, the creator of the one and only ORIGINAL beanburger is back in business in San Antonio.  The new restaurant is open at the intersection of Nacogdoches and North New Braunfels in Carousel Court.  If you haven't ever had a bean burger, THIS is the place to go for one.
#39
chef kimberly
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 1
  • Joined: 2012/04/19 18:39:00
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/04/19 18:52:52 (permalink)
Sills Bean burger has just re-opene in a truck parked by the Magic Time Machiene. It is owned and operated by Brian Sills, The grandson of the original owner. Go by and tell them Kimberly sent you!
 
#40
fishtaco
Double Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 804
  • Joined: 2010/05/11 13:44:00
  • Location: Roachdale, IN
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/04/20 14:19:02 (permalink)
Beans belong on a Burrito.
#41
Foodbme
Porterhouse
  • Total Posts : 10326
  • Joined: 2006/09/01 14:56:00
  • Location: Gilbert, AZ
  • Status: online
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/04/20 17:39:31 (permalink)
fishtaco
Beans belong on a Burrito.

Or anywhere else you want to put them!
As a result of this insipiring post, I'm gonna season some burger meat with Mexican seasonings and make some Bean Burgers this weekend! 
#42
HollyDolly
Double Chili Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 1074
  • Joined: 2006/01/18 16:52:00
  • Location: Schertz, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/04/23 12:08:04 (permalink)
Great thread.Yeah,I know where the Carousel Court is.
HankN Bugsy,have to get down to the Home Of Da Smoke.
I don't know if the Bracken Cafe in Bracken out on Nacogdoches Road has bean burgers, though they do have good burgers.
The mexicans make a sandwich called a torta.It's a bollio roll they split, and put beans,meat extra on it, so got wondering if this was an american version.
Oh HankNBugsy, what do you know about Cousins Corner  on Abbot Road and Farm Road 1518, it's on your right hand side after you cross 1518 and continue on Abbot, not to far from the intersection. In the past, the place was open at night,don't know if it was a beer joint or not. You can see on the left where there were once some streets,and a few poles going up one of the streets that's not totally over grown.Wonder if there was a little community in that area at one time.
#43
agomez
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 2
  • Joined: 2012/05/01 13:30:00
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/05/01 13:39:28 (permalink)
sills snack shack is back in business...
post edited by agomez - 2012/05/01 13:42:41
#44
agomez
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 2
  • Joined: 2012/05/01 13:30:00
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/05/01 13:44:01 (permalink)

#45
guspas
Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 197
  • Joined: 2003/06/01 02:47:00
  • Location: Evanston, IL
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/06/20 03:45:33 (permalink)
Here is my take on the Bean Burger
Country Fried Refried Bean Patty, Cheddar Cheese, Fried Jalapeno Chips, Onions, Mayo
 
http://www.wienerandstillchampion.com/2011/09/menu-spotlight-texas-bean-burger.html
 

#46
HollyDolly
Double Chili Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 1074
  • Joined: 2006/01/18 16:52:00
  • Location: Schertz, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/08/13 13:55:28 (permalink)
Wow, what a lot of food! May have to try to make one myself, unless I go to Billy T's  on Nacogdoches.  Now you're making me hungery.
#47
wes-tex-rex
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 3
  • Joined: 2006/10/06 16:19:00
  • Location: San Antonio, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/08/13 14:24:46 (permalink)
There have been some recent changes in San Antonio. The Sill's Snack Shack Trailer has unexpectedly been retired ~ a shame since the burgers were the REAL deal. We hope they reopen soon. The Bracken Store Cafe DOES have a tasty BeanBurger - handmade patty and all, AND Tater Tots to DIE for. Lastly, Billy T's owner Scudder Miller has closed their physical location @ Carousel Court, and reopened a Billy T's Trailer down the hill. They operate lunch hours 11am-3pm Mon.-Sat., and are at the South-West corner of Loop 410 and Nacogdoches Road, at the site of a former Texaco Station. Bean Burger is $5.25 + Fries or Tots add $1.50
#48
samy5
Junior Burger
  • Total Posts : 33
  • Joined: 2012/10/12 17:57:00
  • Location: piegon forge, TN
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/10/16 02:13:37 (permalink)
Had them in Austin once from a food truck. They were awesome. Didn't realize it was common all over tx
#49
HollyDolly
Double Chili Cheeseburger
  • Total Posts : 1074
  • Joined: 2006/01/18 16:52:00
  • Location: Schertz, TX
  • Status: offline
RE: Bean Burgers (not same as veggie burger) 2012/10/19 11:51:35 (permalink)
Thanks, Wes-Tex-Rex. Bracken is closest to me.Maybe Saturday, if remember , I'll have to stop their and get one of their bean burgers. Or heck,could make one myself. I have refried beans at home, and ground sirloin patties, though i could make it with ground chuck from H.E.B.,have the cheese, just need the buns and fritos.
#50
Page: < 12 Showing page 2 of 2
Jump to:
© 2014 APG vNext Commercial Version 5.1