Patties that can be made from almost any legume, with almost any vegetable and every seasoning possible. Actually, it’s dozens of recipes in one.
3 cups of beans soaked all night – you can use beans of all kinds and colors including black-eyed peas, azuki, white, black or red beans, etc. and any combination between them
2 cups oatmeal
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cups finely chopped vegetables – it can be carrots, zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, bell pepper, or any other vegetable or combination of vegetables
1 cup interesting addition – it can be any kind of nuts, peeled sunflower or pumpkin seeds, cooked quinoa left in the fridge, leftover cooked whole rice, black or red lentils cooked until they are ready but not crumbling, chopped dried tomatoes etc.
1 teaspoon spice mixture – it can be any kind of spice mixture
3 tablespoons of liquid seasoning – options: soy, teriyaki, steak sauce, salsa, barbecue sauce, chili sauce, miso, pasta or chicken sauce, etc. You can go crazy and mix a few kinds in the same patties
Cook the beans for 15 minutes in a pressure cooker after it has started to whistle or an hour to hour and a half in a regular pot. The beans should be really ready and start to fall apart.
In a food processor with the rotating blade grind the oatmeal until it’s almost floury and add the beans. Continue grinding until you get a pulp. Set aside.
Saute the onion and vegetables on a frying pan with oil spray. The vegetables shouldn’t be cooked, just vaporize most of their liquids. Add the vegetables to the mixture of the beans with the oatmeal and stir.
Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. The texture should be like regular meatballs. If the mixture is too dry add more liquid seasoning. If too soft add a little more oatmeal.
When you reach the desired texture, season with salt and pepper to taste. Don’t season before because if you add liquid seasoning the patties can come out too salty.
Wet your hands, roll into ping pong ball-sized balls, and flatten with your hand.
You can prepare them in four ways:
Baked in the oven on 200 degrees heat for 40 minutes.
Fry on an electric frying pan without oil until the patties are browned on both sides.
Fry on a Teflon pan with oil spray.
Prepare them on a charcoal or electric grill like a hamburger.