Italian Bean Burgers
1 (15-oz.) can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-oz.) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup rolled oats
4 Tbsp. fire-roasted tomatoes or any low-sodium mild salsa
1/2 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. marjoram
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp. rosemary
1/2 tsp. thyme
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. onion powder
Put beans into a bowl and mash with a potato masher. Don't
blend or overly mash, they need a bit of roughness to help the
recipe stick together.
Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly with a sturdy
spoon. The consistency will be a semi-dry mash.
Using a knife divide the ingredients into quarters and then
eighths in pie shaped pieces. Form each eighth in a pattie.
Let the patties set for 5 to 10 minutes (can refrigerate).
Preheat George Forman grill while the patties set.
Place patties into the George Foreman and grill for 10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
Makes 8 patties.
Based on a Jeff Novick burger recipe.