Monday, October 26, 2009

Vegan Red Kidney Bean Burgers

My family just loves burgers (it's not often that everyone likes one thing). I can't buy them fast enough, and I had to try to make them today because I had the biggest craving. I was aiming to make lunch in 45 minutes, and this whole thing took less than 20 minutes!

Most recipes call for black beans, but since I just made a pot of red kidney beans...
I used those, and they turned out amazing!

Vegan Red Kidney Bean Burgers

2 cups red kidney beans (or one 15 oz can of beans)
1/2 onion diced finely
1/2 green or red pepper
4 tablespoons tomato paste or sauce
1 cup bread crumbs
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt (omit if you're using the canned beans)
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp chili powder
2-4 finely chopped mushrooms (optional - I had a couple baby portabellas on hand)

Mix all ingredients in a deep bowl, use your hands! Roll into balls. Shape into patties.
Heat pan (or griddle), and instead of using oil to "fry" them, I used a couple tablespoons of water.
Just let the burger absorb the water.
Flip after 2 minutes and brown the other side.
They don't take long to cook!



Printing Postcards said...

This is quite interesting. I love eating burgers too and this is nice because it's a healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

loved it! thanx

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Lutrinaƫ said...

I'll have to try your recipe, cause I'm often craving for burgers with tomatoes but I don't like much the frozen ones!!