bean burgers

It’s nice to take a break from meat sometimes.  These happened because the other day I over cooked three batches of dried beans in a row.  What do you do with over cooked or extra beans?  This recipe is a good base and could be used with other beans.  Other spices or herbs could be used as well.

White Bean Burgers

8oz dried white beans, cooked until just breaking

1 small shallot, diced

1 clove garlic, diced

drizzle olive oil

1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes

1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped

3/4 cup corm meal

finely grated parmesan

1 egg, beaten

In a pan, saute shallot and garlic in olive oil about 5 minutes.  set aside.

In a bowl, lightly and unevenly mash beans keeping some in pieces and some smashed closer to a puree.  Add shallots and garlic.  Add remaining ingredients and stir until evenly combined.  Chill bean mixture in fridge about 20 minutes, this will help them form and stay together.  Remove from fridge.  Heat a griddle or pan to medium heat.  Form beans into burgers and cook evenly on each side until cooked through and light golden brown.

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