Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bean Burgers

A simple recipe for meatless burgers that doesn't require the likes of Boca or Gardenburger. Not that I have anything against them, but sometimes, they are just not on hand.

2.5 c. cooked kidney beans
1/2 c. oats
2 tbsp soy sauce
garlic powder or fresh minced garlic
onion powder (optional) / onions

Mash beans. Add oats, soy sauce, seasonings. Mix & form into patties. Fry in oil until brown on both sides.

I did not get to photograph the process, as I was (as usual) in a hurry. But while these puppies were frying, I snapped one photo.

I got five patties out of this recipe, but as they say, your mileage may vary.

My burger. I added cheddar cheese to "The Ukrainian"'s. A can of green beans became the side, along with some mushrooms and Earth Balance spread, which just happened to already be in "The Ukrainian"'s fridge!

Dessert waited for us in the freezer. I had whipped up a strawberry/banana/soy milk/lemon juice smoothie and poured it into these molds that we got at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. It needed to be run under some water to get out of the mold, but it was well-worth it. =)

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