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Burgers, Bean-Rice (D, TNT)
Source: Virginia Sauer (Sir Angus), Z'L
Serves: 6

1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (chickpeas), slightly ground*
1 cup cooked brown rice*
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (uncooked)
2 tbsp. soy sauce or tamari sauce
1 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
Butter for frying and for buttering bread
6 slices of cheese
Kaiser rolls (or hamburger buns)
Tomato ketchup (optional)

*Beans and rice can be cooked ahead of time, and stored in the freezer until ready to use. That way, they will be available whenever you want to make beanburgers.

Combine garbanzo beans, brown rice, oatmeal, soy sauce, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Mix until well-blended.

Add celery, onion, and garlic. Mix until thoroughly incorporated.

Form into 6 patties. If the consistency is too soft to shape, you can simply drop 6 blobs into the skillet. If you are not ready to cook them all at this time, you can place the excess mixture in a tightly-covered container, and cook that when ready.

If you are going to serve these on rolls or hamburger buns, heat them (either in oven, toaster oven, or bun warmer).

Melt butter in large skillet. Put patties in skillet. Cook patties until browned on one side (3 to 5 minutes).

Turn patties. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty. Cook until second side is browned.

Butter rolls or buns. Serve each patty on a bun. If desired, accompany with tomato ketchup, pickles, etc.

Poster's Notes:
Wet hands before forming patties. Much neater.

I threw all the ingredients in the food processor, rough-cutting the onion and celery. Makes this a snap to mix up.

Cooked these on a cast iron griddle over two burners set to medium-high on an electric stove. Preheated griddle and they did not stick.

Posted by Maxine Wolfson

Nutritional Info Per Serving: N/A