The recipe worked out great. Not meat, but it has fantastic flavor and goes great on a sesame seed burger bun. I enjoyed the intense flavors. The texture was that of a rare burger. If you are looking for that firm, well-done texture, you may want to consider adding an additional bit of breadcrumbs and another egg. Serve with some sweet potato fries and this is a very gout friendly meal. Yummy!
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- 3 tablespoons finely diced red onion
- 12 black olives, rinsed and finely diced
- 2 tablespoons red bell peppers, finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon artichoke, diced
- 1/2 cup black beans, drained
- 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained
- 1/2 cup white beans, drained
- 3/4 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 teaspoon Hungarian paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground sage
- 3 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
Heat 2 T oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Saute onion, pepper, olives and garlic until softened. Season with a pinch of salt. Add artichoke and cook for another minute, until heated through. Remove from heat and cool.
In a large bowl, place all the beans, oatmeal, bread crumbs, all the spices and the parsley. Add cooled veggies to beans and mix thoroughly. Not required but I added it to a food processor and pulsed it a few time. Add egg. Thoroughly mix and form into 4 patties. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or add to the freezer for 10 minutes.
In saute pan add remaining 2 T olive oil, and cook patties 2 to 3 minutes per side. serve alone or on a toasted hamburger bun. Optional toppings. Pickles, tomato, onions.