Bean Burgers

  • 1 can (rinsed and drained) or 1 1/2 cups cooked beans
  • 3/4 cup toasted bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • extra goodies of your choice
  • seasonings of your choice

Place crumbs, eggs, extra goodies and seasonings in food processor and pulse until well combined. Add beans and pulse until texture that you want, beans should still be a bit chunky for texture.

Form into 4 patties and brown in a drizzle of oil on both sides in an ovenproof skillet. Finish off in a 375* oven for 10 – 15 minutes. Serve on a whole grain bun with toppings of your choice.

Extra goodies can be leftover brown rice, corn, any leftover bits of vegetables that you might otherwise put into soup. All vegetables should be precooked. Your mixture should be moist but still able to form into patties. Once they are browned on the first side, they will be easier to handle. These don't shrink like meat so make them in sizes to fit your buns.

My family's favorite version is black beans with chopped onion, a bit of brown rice, and 1 tsp of cumin for flavoring. These are healthy, low-fat, filling, and delicious. Quick and easy and cheap to make. A great way to use up bits of this and that sitting in the frig and a nice change from “leftovers soup”.

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