Original Post July 2012.
Cooking with beans is one great way to save on meat costs. And as part of that money-saving mission, I tried soaking my own beans once upon a time. But alas, that was a lot of work, and I couldn't quite get it right.
So when Aldi started selling organic black and pinto beans in a can for under $1, I was sold. Sign me up for canned organic beans.
Beans tend to make me a bit sickly if I eat too many of them. But for some reason these bean burgers sit well with me, and they taste wonderful. It's a nice change every now and then, and these are actually one of my son's favorite meals.
In fact, these are a great dish to involve your kids in. They can learn how to make burger patties without handling raw meat!
If you are gluten-free, you can make these with gluten-free oats.
DAIRY-FREE BLACK BEAN OAT BURGERS
1/2 onion, diced
1 can black beans, well drained
3/4 cup quick oats or oat flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp seasoned salt
oil for frying
Saute the onions till soft, about 3-5 minutes.
In a large bowl, mash the beans until almost smooth.
Add sauteed onions and spices.
Add oats or oat flour 1/4 cup at a time. Mixture will get thick.
Form bean mixture into patties, approximately ½ inch thick and fry patties in a small amount of oil until slightly firm.
I actually smash the beans and mix the ingredients in my Kitchen Aid Mixer. Very easy. :)
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