Nothing screams Americana like a good ol’ fashion burger. However, being the savy patriot I am, I choose to eat my burgers cruelty free. These burgers are great on the grill, skillet or even spread on pita, popped in the oven and eaten as a “Turkish pizza”. They store in the fridge for about a week and are a great way to incorporate protein into a meal.
-4 cups Black Beans
-3/4 cup spiced bread crumbs (or just add your own basil and oregano, 2 tablespoons each)
-1/2 cup chopped onions
-1/4 cup parsley or cilantro chopped
– 3 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
-2 Tablespoons olive oil
-1 cup cooked oatmeal
Heat a lightly greased skillet or pan (the skillet works best to achieve a nice burnt crust). In food processor blend all ingredients but the beans and oatmeal until well blended. Add the Oats and beans, pulse 7 times and divide mix into patties. Place on a sizzling skillet and grill for about 4 minutes until a nice crust appears on one side, flip, and cook until the same crust appears on the other side.
Serve with your favorite burger toppings, I chose red onion, dijon mustard, baby spinach and red cabbage. If you’re feeling super sassy, try a drizzling of siracha.