The great thing about this veggie burger recipe is that you just mash up all the ingredients in a bowl, make some patties and cook them up on the fly. They also freeze beautifully for easy meal planning.
Makes 6 patties
What you need:
2 15-ounce cans garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 small onion, chopped
6 cloves of garlic chopped
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/3 cup chopped kalamata olives
1 jar marinated artichokes, drained and chopped
2 cups chopped fresh spinach
1/2 cup oats
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
What you do:
1. In a large bowl combine beans, onion, and garlic. Using a potato masher, lightly mash until about half of beans are mashed. Add in remaining ingredients and stir well.
2. On a cutting board or clean work surface, use bean mixture to form burger patties with your hands. Make sure to pack tight.
3. In a lightly greased frying pan on medium-high heat, cook burgers for about 5 minutes on each side or until both sides are golden. Serve on a bed of greens or vegan hamburger bun.
Photo: Leslie Durso