Beans. My husband and sons love them. My daughter… Not so much. She pretty good natured about it though. If it’s beans we’re having for dinner, it’s beans she’s eating.
Bean soup is easy. It’s filling, nutritious, and I know the recipe off the top of my head. But, I don’t want to have 5 days of bean soup.
So, I stepped into my laboratory.
Ahem, kitchen I mean.
It was time to get creative. And create I did.
I give you 15-bean patties.
Okay, so I don’t think there are actually 15 different kinds of bean in my bucket. We just bought a lot of beans and poured them in together. However, this recipe can be made with one of those 15 bean mixes. Or you can create your own mixture of your favorite beans like we did.
You get what I’m saying.
Rinse and soak your beans overnight or for 8 hours. Prepared beans can be stored in the freezer until you’re ready to use them.
- Put your prepared beans on to boil lightly for 1 hour, making sure to add water when necessary. Then drain them.
- Mash them well, or blend them in a food processor until it reaches a texture you like. I like mine to have a hearty texture so I don’t grind them all the way.
- Put your mixture in a bowl and add 1/4 cup diced onion, 2 eggs, and five slices of diced bread. We used 2TBS milled flax seed in place of the eggs and homemade wheat bread slices.
- Add your favorite spices. I love my Cajun Creations Blackened Seasoning so I put a bunch in, along with minced garlic and salt. Use what you like to taste. Mix it all up well.
- Then, after your mixture has cooled enough to handle, with wet hands form the bean mush into patties. Fry until golden brown on an ungreased, non-stick griddle. This only took a couple of minutes on each side. I topped it with cheese and…
Yum! We put the patties on homemade bread with mayo, mustard, and ketchup. My daughter, the one who doesn’t like beans, gave them a 7 out of 10. And that’s really sayin’ something.
*Tips - if your bean patties don’t hold together well you may need to add more bread. Or, you can freeze your patties on wax paper for 10 minutes to make them easier to handle.
*Adding taco seasoning to bean soups and patties gives them a south west flavor. Add some sour cream and salsa… Can you say burritos?
Do you have a bean creation for us to try? Please leave the recipe or a link to the recipe in the comments.
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