My son has declared himself a Vegetarian and buying meatless products can get expensive. I purchased a Good Housekeeping Vegetarian Cookbook a few weeks ago and just love it. Most of the items are already in my pantry with the exception of the vegetables, and Patrick is able to do most of the cooking himself.
This is not the burger I made last night because my camera battery died and I couldn't take pictures. The above picture came from http://www.yumsugar.com/ who also have a very nice recipe posted. However, I found this one in the GH cookbook and the kids devoured it!
Southwestern Black Bean Burgers
2 cans of black beans, drained, rinsed and mashed
3 green onions diced finely
1 tsp crushed Garlic
2 tablespoons Mayonaise
1/3 cup bread crumbs
4 dashes (or more) of hot sauce
3 tablespoons Parsley or cilantro
1/2 tsp Cumin
1/2 tsp Sea Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/2 tsp Oregano
Mash everything together leaving some beans whole or chunky. I throw everything in a food processor but mixing by hand is no trouble. Do not skimp on the spices-black beans can be very bland if there is not enough salt and spices. If mixture is too wet, add a bit more of bread crumbs. Once mixed, shape into patties and drizzle olive oil on both sides. The olive oil adds some flavor and also prevents sticking in the pan.
Spray non-stick pan thoroughly or use olive oil. Cook patties over medium heat for 4 minutes on each side. Serve on whole wheat buns and top with salsa, lettuce, tomato and sourcream.