Homemade Veggie Burgers

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Homemade Veggie Burgers

These are easy and cheap – two of my most two favorite adjectives ever.

1 cup of black beans (if canned, rinsed and drained)
1/4 cup whole wheat flour and/or rolled oats
2 to 3 Tbsp your favorite HFCS free bbq sauce (or ketchup, mustard…. some liquid to bind it together)
Optional 1/2 to 3/4 cup other veggies – possibilities include diced onions, chopped mushrooms, corn, garlic, bell pepper, finely chopped steamed broccoli, minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste

Mash beans in a bowl with fork or potato masher. Once sufficiently smashed – add sauce, flour or oats and optional veggies.

mashed_beans

Pictured here with chopped raw mushrooms and whole wheat flour.

Stir together until ingredients are well mixed. Add a little more sauce or flour as needed. Should be thick so that you can make patties in your hand. Will be slightly sticky.

Place burgers in a lightly oiled (I love my Misto!) pan on medium heat.

beans_in_the_pan

Let cook on one side 4 – 5 minutes. It’s ready to flip when you can easily free it from the pan with a spatula.

beans_flipped

Once flipped, you can flatten your burger a bit more with your spatula now that this side is cooked and won’t stick to your spatula.   Cook an additional 4 – 5 minutes, flip again and cook another 2 – 3 minutes on each side.

Makes 3 – 4 burgers, depending on the size of your patties and what other ingredients you add.

Served here on an Arnold’s multi-grain sandwich flat and topped with red leaf lettuce, tomato, onion, dill pickle, mustard and a slice of provolone cheese!

Open WIDE

A burger even an omnivore can love.

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