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Bean Burgers

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Bean burgers are a favorite way for our family to use up extra rice or quinoa, and make a FAST, vegetarian meal. Make two batches at once and serve the next day or pack for lunch. Even with a standard bun, these are SUPER cheap, at just under 1 dollar per serving. Top with whatever burger toppings your family enjoys. If you are eating gluten-free use certified gluten free oats, and your favorite gluten-free bun or wrap. This can also be served on top of a salad.

Ingredients

Food
Amt
Units
Prep
Notes
1 15 ounce can beans (kidney)
beans
1
15 ounce can
kidney
½ cup brown rice (cooked)
brown rice
½
cup
cooked
½ cup oats (quick or old-fashioned, gluten-free if necessary)
oats
½
cup
quick or old-fashioned, gluten-free if necessary
2 tablespoon tomato sauce (or ketchup)
tomato sauce
2
tablespoon
or ketchup
salt (to taste)
salt
to taste
black pepper (to taste)
black pepper
to taste

Method

Smash all the ingredients with a potato masher until the beans are somewhat smashed and the ingredients are combined. Divide into 4 equal parts and shape into patties. Refrigerate for 5-10 minutes. Then with a small amount of oil in a skilled over medium heat, sear each patty for about 2 minutes on each side until lightly brown. Serve on your favorite bun with your favorite toppings. Try some of the variations pictured in the featured table.

Babyfood Option:

For babies new to finger foods, Bean burgers are a nice option, as the ingredients are smashed up and softened before cooking. Take a finished burger and smash or cut into small bite-sized pieces for baby to grab.

Prep time
15 min
Cook time
5 min
Cost per serving:
$0.96
Yields/Serves:
4 servings (double the recipe for a perfect "Cook Once, Eat Twice" meal)

Yum Ratings

😫😟😐😀😍 "Super Yum! I could eat these all the time!" —Dave, a grown up
😫😟😐😀😍 "Bean burgers are Super Yum. I love to melt cheese on top!” —Asa. age 9
😫😟😐😀😍 “Super Yum. This is a versatile recipe with great variations to suit everyone's taste!” —Jen, a grown up