3/4 cup nuts, chopped (I use almonds and cashews)
3/4 cup uncooked oatmeal
2 (15 ounce) cans refried beans
3 cups cooked rice
2 ounces soy sauce
1 to 2 tablespoons steak seasoning
1 tablespoon garlic powder
Creole seasoning, to taste, optional
taco seasoning, to taste, optional
oil, for frying
1. Add nuts, beans, and oatmeal to a large mixing bowl. Add rice to the bowl. Pour in soy sauce, trying not to let it soak into just the rice.
2. Mix together the ingredients by hand. When the mixture has been completely combined to make a paste, add seasonings. Steak seasoning is a must if you're trying to please meat eaters.
3. Taste the mixture and adjust the seasoning, as desired. Form into burgers and fry in a thin griddle on the stove. You don't need a whole lot of oil, but you do need some so they don't stick.
I cook this as meatloaf sometimes and fool omnis often. If you don't want to make a lot of burgers, you can freeze half of the mixture.
Source of recipe: I wrote this recipe.