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Bayou Bean Burgers

You can make these burgers in larger batches, pre-cook them, and freeze them for later use. Then simply reheat them in the oven or in a nonstick skillet until heated through.

Courses: Sandwiches, Vegetarian
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

1 cup 62g / 2.2ozFinely-diced onion
1 tablespoon 15mlSafflower oil
1/2 cup 55g / 1.9ozFinely-diced celery
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozFinely-diced seeded red pepper
1/2 cup 73g / 2.6ozFinely-diced seeded green pepper
1/4 cup 36g / 1.3ozFinely-diced seeded jalapeño pepper
2 tablespoons 30mlMinced garlic - minced
1 1/2 teaspoons 7.5mlDried basil
1 teaspoon 5mlDried oregano
1 teaspoon 5mlPaprika
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlCayenne pepper
2   Red beans - (15 oz ea) - rinsed, drained
3 tablespoons 45mlTamari
  = (or soy sauce or Bragg Liquid Aminos)
3 tablespoons 45mlKetchup
2 tablespoons 30mlDijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlSalt
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlFreshly-ground black pepper
1 1/2 cups 93g / 3.3ozRolled oats (not instant)
  Safflower oil - for oiling skillet
8   Hamburger buns or large rolls - split
  = (or slices of whole grain bread)
  Leaf lettuce, onion and tomato slices, or
  Other toppings of choice
  Condiments of choice

Recipe Instructions

In a non-stick skillet, saute the onion in the safflower oil for 1 minute over medium heat. Add the celery, red pepper, green pepper, and jalapeño pepper, and saute an additional 3 minutes. Add the garlic, basil, oregano, paprika, and cayenne pepper, and saute an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until the vegetables are lightly browned. Remove the skillet from the heat and set aside.

In a large bowl, place the red beans, and using a potato masher or spoon, roughly mash the beans. Add the tamari, ketchup, mustard, salt, and pepper, and stir well to combine. Add the sauteed vegetables, fold them into the bean mixture, then add the oats, and stir thoroughly to combine. Wipe out the non-stick skillet with a clean, lint-free towel, and reuse the skillet for cooking the burgers.

Line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a plastic 1/2-cup measuring cup, portion out 8 burgers on to the parchment paper, and press the burgers with a burger press (or your hands) to flatten them slightly. Place the cookie sheet in the refrigerator and chill the burgers for 30 minutes.

Using a little safflower oil, lightly oil (or spray with a light mist of oil) the non-stick skillet. In batches, cook the burgers until well-browned on each side, about 3 to 5 minutes per side. Add more oil to the pan, if needed, to prevent the burgers from sticking. Serve on hamburger buns or large rolls (or slices of whole grain bread) with your choice of toppings and condiments.

This recipe yields 8 burgers.

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