Friday, November 19, 2010

Food Storage Friday: Pinto Bean Burgers

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.


simple.real.delicious said...

I've made those before and they are delicious. I also have a recipe to make "mock" chicken patties from oatmeal...another delight!

I'm curious about the salad that you're serving along side the burger. It looks super yummy too. Is it hot or cold? And what else is in it other than green beans and grape tomatoes?


Abs said...

The salad is just stir fried green beans with garlic and tomatoes. I added parm cheese on top. It's good hot or cold!

I'd love the "mock" chicken patty recipe if you have a chance to email it, Nichole.

Aristolea said...

So easy! I simply must try this!
Thanks a lot!

Amanda said...

I'd love it if someone can most the mock chicken patty recipe mentioned.