By no means an equal substitute for a beef burger, this veggie pattie, packed with beans, oats and an egg, is definitely an interesting and flavorful alternative.
2 cups beans (I used a mixture of black beans, pinto beans and red beans)
1 onion, quartered
1/2 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon chili powder
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of grapeseed oil
Place the beans, onion, oats, chili powder, salt, pepper and egg in a food processor and plus until chunky but not pureed.
With wet hands, shape into patties, refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.
Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. When hot, add the patties and cook until nicely browned on one side, about 5 minutes, turn carefully and cook on the other side until firm and browned, about another 5 minutes. Serve on buns with desired burger fixings.
Recipe adapted from Parents, October 2010