I saw this bean burger recipe on Kath Eats Real Food and it looked SO good. I don't know why I'd never thought of using pinto beans before.
She has a whole tutorial up, so I won't waste time redoing something that's been done, but I'll just give a brief overview of what I did.
Rinse the pinto beans. Whenever you're using canned beans RINSE! Canned beans have a lot of sodium in them.
To my rinsed beans I added 1 Tb whole wheat flour, (about) 1.5 tsp worcestershire sauce (how the heck do you spell that word?), and pepper.
Mash mash mash. I probably would have lost patience if it hadn't been just one can.
Form into patties (they held together surprisingly well).
Place in a hot pan with a little olive oil. Cook 3-4 minutes and then flip.
Crusty! Cook another 3-4 minutes and then serve.
I served them on toasted english muffins. If you have not made this recipe, try it! They are amazing.
The burgers were delicious! What's even better? My kids LOVED them! I melted cheddar cheese on top of theirs and they gobbled them up. I guess it's kindof like a bean and cheese burrito on a bun!
Pinto Bean Burgers
adapted from KathEats.com
makes 4 small-medium burgers
1 can pinto beans
1 Tbsp whole wheat flour
1.5 tsp worcestershire sauce
pepper/salt to taste
Rinse beans. Mash with seasonings. Form into patties and grill in olive oil for 3-4 minutes on each side. Delicious.