Monday, June 14, 2010

Bean Burgers

I don't love soy meat. It's ok from time to time, but it's an attempt to replicate the taste and texture of meat but it doesn't usually do a very good job. I prefer something that's good in it's OWN RIGHT, not because it succeeded in tasting like cow. Enter the bean burgers. :-) They don't attempt to taste like hamburger, but they are very yummy and give you that special satisfaction you only get from something hearty on a bun.

There are loads of recipes out there. I never did write one down. I got the gist of it from reading online and then just went to the kitchen and whipped them up. It's very easy and these are very customizable.


1 can of black beans, drained and rinsed or 1 1/2 cups of cooked dry beans
1/2 cup of oatmeal, give or take
barbecue sauce or ketchup
diced onion
minced garlic
milled flax seed
salt and pepper to taste

In a sauce pan, saute onion and garlic with a little oil, until onion is translucent. In a bowl, mash the beans with a fork and dump in all the ingredients, including the onion and garlic. The amounts of the other ingredients will vary based on your preferences. Work the bean mixture with your hands and form into 4-6 thin patties. Fry them in a skillet with a little oil about 5 minutes on each side. Serve on buns.

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