Sunday, March 21, 2010

Margaret's Bean Burgers

I asked my sister in law Margaret to share this recipe with to add to my 30 Things to Make Before I Turn 30 List. When I visited Marg & her husband Chuck in Hawaii last summer Margaret made these delicious bean burgers and I wanted to give them a try myself. One of the many, many things I love about Margaret is that she inspires me to be more health conscious and aware of what I am putting into my body. She is uber healthy - I mean, come on, she runs marathons as a hobby! She also cooks and eats very healthy as you will see from the ingredients in these bean burgers. These nutrtious burgers fill you up and are bursting with fiber. They are a great alternative for vegetarians if you are having a cook out. I made these while was my mom was visiting and we ate  the burgers with fresh roasted parsnips to  complete our healthy, yummy vegetarian meal.

Bean Burgers (Margaret calls these "A Tootin Good Meal!")
Special thanks & lots of love to my beautiful sister Margaret
1 can of kidney beans drained and rinsed
2 tablespoons whole wheat flower
1/4 cup finely chopped mushrooms (I used more because I love mushrooms)
1/8 cup finely chopped bell peppers
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
Burger toppings of your choice: cheese, tomatoes, onion, ketchup, etc
Combine beans, flour, mushrooms, bell peppers, and spices in a large mixing bowl. With a fork or potato masher, mash ingredients together until the beans are broken up. If ingredients get too dry, add 1/2 tsp of water or olive oil. With your hands form mixture into patties the size of a standard burger . Spray skillet with cooking spray and heat to medium-high. Allow the patties to cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Complete burgers should be crispy on both sides and not fall apart easily. 
Top with cheese and other toppings of your choice and dive into your fiber filled burger!
These burgers are posted  at Recipes To Run on Healthy Living's Link Party!

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE bean burgers.... but normally buy them pre~made. I can't wait to try this recipe. Thanks so much for linking to Recipes To Run On!



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