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Dang Good Leftover Stuff in the Fridge Bean Burgers

What you need: 

3/4 cup beans (black are really yummy)
1/2 cup cooked brown or white rice (I prefer brown)
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup bean juice or broth
1/2 tablespoon onion powder
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
basil, to taste
sage, to taste
parsley, to taste
red pepper flakes, to taste
salt, to taste
1/4 cup oil

What you do: 

1. Add beans to food processor, and until they resemble refried bean consistency. Add cooked rice, bread crumbs, juice or broth, garlic, and herbs and spices. Pulse until these are all very well mixed but still have texture. Or, mash by hand.
2. Heat oil in a pan on medium high heat. Make sure your pan is nice and hot or they may stick. Wet your hands a little with water and form mixture into patties.
3. Fry patties for about 6 minutes on each side. Do not turn until you are certain they are nicely browned. These can only really handle about 1 flip before they start falling apart. You may have to press down a little with you spatula to keep it together. If you break one, no big deal it usually goes back together nicely.
4. Get your buns ready with condiments and such as your burgers are getting nice and browned in the skillet.
Source of recipe: I was so tired of spending $4 a box for a burger substitute so I wrote this recipe upon having leftover rice and beans in the fridge. It turned out so delicious that I make beans and rice just so I can make these burgers later. Also, it's another way to use up bread that is just a little to dry to eat.

Preparation Time: 
20 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
Servings: 
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SO HOW'D IT GO?

first burger i've ever tried to make, and they turned out delicious! thanks for an easy recipe that doesn't discourage newbies!

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I haven't tried these yet, but they look so simple! From what I've read they sound delicious as well :) One question, though - can they be baked, or should I just stick to cooking them in a skillet?

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Took this recipe as inspiration for the leftover navy beans in the fridge. I mashed them up with a fork, added breadcrumbs and spices. Then fried in a tiny bit of oil (maybe a tsp).

Looked suspiciously like a chicken burger, could have added more spice. Still tasty.

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I tried scottysgirl02's suggestion to put the burger in a burger press, which made uniform patties that are superior to anything I have ever purchased from a store. I used garbanzos and added cumin and adobo and omitted the sage. I think you can pretty much add whatever spices you like and this will still come out great. We were fighting over these they are so good! Thanks for an excellent recipe! I added a picture of it all dressed up on a bun before they were quickly devoured.

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So many great ideas on how to make these burgers better. I'm really looking forward to the next batch being better than the last. Nutritional yeast and fresh basil in my future for sure

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These were awesome! I followed the recipe, using black beans, broth, and white rice (leftover from chinese takeout!). They held together perfectly, and tasted fantastic. I've been looking for a good bean burger recipe that had more beans than bread, no tofu, and didn't turn into mush or crumble when you took a bite. Found it!! Thanks!! Looking forward to trying it with red quinoa instead of rice :) Will post results!

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I have these on the stove now-the uncooked mixture was fabulous. I can't wait to eat them! I had extra bread crumbs, so I mixed the crumbs with some nutritional yeast and coated the shaped patties in them. They smell yummy!

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These were great! I made them with gluten free breadcrumbs and white rice, and their texture and flavor were great. These are my favorites so far, as they did not fall apart as easily of most of the other patties that I've made.

Thanks for sharing!  ;)b

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These are absolutely delicious!!!!!! I've tried black bean recipes in the past that didn't taste good or fell apart but these are perfect! I added cumin to replace onion salt because I didn't have any and they still turned out awesom.  I think I'll make some more for the fathers day cook out on Sunday. YUM ;)b!!!

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I followed the recipe and used black beans and brown rice. After shaping into burgers I stuck them in the freezer for 30 mins so they werent sticky then cooked them on a cast iron grill on the stove. These were dang good burgers and they actually held together without being mushy!

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