It was such an awesome day yesterday, and our Veggie Burgers were super-yummy, too.Veggie Patties 1 C kidney* beans 1 C black-eyed* beans 1 onion* 1 bay leaf* oil* for frying 1 pint mushrooms* 2-3 cloves garlic* splashes of water 1 piece of toasted bread* 1-2 chopped green onions* salt and pepper* to taste * = Organic
∴ Rinse beans under water to remove dust, and pick through to check for rocks. Pour them into a pot. Cut onion in half and add to beans. Throw in a bay leaf. Cover the works with water, and let it simmer over medium-high heat until the beans are soft, about 3-4 hours. Once they’re soft, drain the beans, remove the bay leaf, and add them to deep-bottomed bowl and set aside to cool. Clean your mushrooms and chop them up. Also chop up the remaining half an onion. In the same pot you boiled your beans, add a glug of oil and place pot over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add your onions and saute until they begin to turn translucent. Add mushrooms and continue to saute. Add a splash to water to keep things from sticking to your pot. Mince garlic and add to mushroom and onion mixture. Season to taste. Add another splash of water and allow it to boil briefly. Take off the heat and set aside. Chop the piece of toast really fine, or put it into a food processor to get fine crumbs. Mash your beans and add the mushroom mixture, bread crumbs and green onions. Mix it all up and shape into patties. Fry in oil or barbecue patties on a flat, oiled surface. (We made ours both ways, and I prefer pan-frying. The barbecue dried them out a bit.) Serve with your favourite condiments and enjoy.
Pretty little kidney beans and black-eyed beans.
After I got the beans in water with some salt, onion and a bay leaf, I just let them simmer. I’d periodically check them, add more water as needed, but they really took care of themselves. Beans are so lovely.
My Elflings kept coming to taste the bean mash… they’re wonderful
guinea pigs testers.
I made tortillas and guacamole to go with the burgers. Yummy!
This is how my youngest Elfling constructed her Veggie Burger Wrap. ♥