Nothing beats a tasty burger. Once you’ve mastered the basic bean burger recipe, mixing it up is always fun! You can make a big batch of these and freeze them – easy to re-heat in the toaster over or even the BBQ!
1 (18 ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup chives, chopped
3 cloves garlic, peeled & minced
2 egg replacers (I used ground flaxseed)
1 tbsp curry
1 tbsp liquid smoke
salt & pepper (to-taste)
1 – 1.5 cups bread crumbs, rolled oats or crushed crackers
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup vegetable broth
. Process beans but leave slightly chunky. You don’t want them to be too much like a paste. Pour into bowl
. Add finely chopped chive, garlic, liquid smoke, olive oil and broth into mashed beans and mix well.
. In a small bowl, stir together flax and spices then add to bean mixture.
. Mix in bread crumbs until the mixture is sticky and holds together. Add more bread crumbs if necessary. Divide mixture into eight even balls, then flatten.
( you can use this recipe to make bean balls as well, just don’t flatten and then proceed with directions! )
. Optional: lightly toss in cornstarch and fry on either side until golden after baking. It’s delicious & recommended especially if you’re using this recipe to make bean balls.
* you can experiment with different spices as desired. You can also add chopped bell pepper, corn, peas. Whatever your heart desires!
Smoke White Bean & Chive burger shown here on a multi-grain ‘Bagel Thin’ made by President’s Choice.