Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Kidney Bean Patties

I was feeling creative last night and wanted to use my shiny new food processor - thanks Omnivorous Boyfriend! These came out looking disturbingly like raw meat, but they taste great. Plus they're dirt cheap and easy, yay.
I made heavy use of the food processor, but this could all be done easily by hand.

Ingredients:
1 yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning (or just mix oregano and basil)
2 tablespoons vital wheat gluten
1/2 tsp sea salt
  1. Chop the onion and garlic in a food processor till finely diced. Place in a medium bowl.
  2. Put the beans into the processor and process to a mushy paste, drizzling in a teeny bit of olive oil to help it along (stop while there's still a little texture). Add to the bowl.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and stir it all up.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and spray it with olive oil.
  5. Shape the mix into four patties and cook for 5 minute on each side.
While they are burger-shaped, because of the texture and flavors they're not burgers to me. I'm having them for lunch this week with a side of savory cream of buckwheat - sounds insane, I know, but I really like this with Japanese rice topping.

4 comments:

jessy said...

totally going to have to try out these kidney bean patties! dan & i are suckers for bean patties! mmmmmmmmmmm! hooray for a food processor, too! one thing i love about bean patties - they get even more flavorful with time so leftovers rock even hard! yay!

ChocolateCoveredVegan said...

I love making burger-type things. Oh, and I think I am IN love with my food processor (well, that and any other kitchen gadget that blends things!)

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