Yield: 8 Servings
|3 cups||Cooked beans (kidney or pinto beans are good)|
|1 medium||Onion, finely chopped|
|1 large||Potato, cooked|
|2 larges||Tomatoes, chopped|
|2 teaspoons||Chopped thyme (or 1 scant teaspoon dry)|
|¾ cup||Breadcrumbs or whole-wheat flour|
|Salt to taste|
|Pepper to taste|
From "Eating In," The Biosphere Press, Space Biosphere Ventures.
Mix all the ingredients thoroughly, either in a food processor or with a potato masher. The cooked beans should be mashed, not pureed, and the mixture should form into balls easily. If the mixture is too wet, add a little more breadcrumbs or flour. Form the mixture into eight burgers and place them on a lightly greased baking tray. Bake at 350'F. for 45 minutes, turning them over after 30 minutes. Place the burgers inside buns ("Eating In" also includes a recipe for whole-wheat buns) and top with fried onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles, or whatever your taste dictates. Each burger contains: 352 calories, 0 cholesterol, 1 gram fat, 20 grams protein.