Black Bean, Chickpea and Oat Burgers

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 8-10

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Dietary guidance: v v n d 

Ingredients

Ingredients:
• 2 cups black beans cooked
• 1/2 cup green pepper, chopped fine (can be omitted)
• 1/2 cup red onion, chopped fine (can be omitted)
• ¼ -1/2 c mushrooms of choice, chopped fine
• 2 - 4 cloves garlic minced (depends how much you like garlic)
• 2 tsp cumin
• 2 tsp paprika
• 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
• Salt and pepper to taste
• 1 c chickpeas reserve water in can for moistening mix if needed
• 1 Tbsp soy sauce or Braggs Liquid Aminos
• 1/2 cup quick oats
• 2 slices dry whole wheat bread crumbled into tiny pieces (hint: blender or food processor works great)
• Optional- 1 tbsp spicy mustard

Method

Directions:
1. Heat oil in a frying pan on medium low
2. Sauté garlic & onion in oil until soft
3. Add the peppers, fry until softened
4. Mix in the herbs & spices and heat through
5. Mash or puree half the beans
6. Add reserved beans and all other ingredients EXCEPT liquid seasoning
7. Mix well by hand
8. Add enough of the bean water or liquid seasoning to moisten mixture fairly well
9. Mixture may seem a little sticky, but it's better than a bit dry, because they WILL dry out while cooking
10. Form 10 flat patties and cook on medium until brown, approx. 10 min per side
11. Fantastic with a little brown mustard, horseradish and sweet pickle


Here are a few suggestions from Savvy Veg for this recipe:
• If you use a food processor, reserve half the beans to add whole, according to Shelley's directions
• Sautéing the veg medium shortens the cooking time, reduces the moisture, and mellows the garlic & onion
• These are great on whole wheat burger buns with standard burger fixings - lettuce, tomato, mayo, ketchup, mustard. We added avocado and cucumber too

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