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!