These are some seriously good pinto bean burgers. I found a basic recipe online (search youtube for great recipe videos) and tweaked it to match my daughter's lack of desire for tomatoes and a few things like that.
The recipe is really simple and in keeping with my using up pantry staples.
Earlier in the week I cooked up a big batch of pinto beans and then last night I cooked up brown rice to put in the refrigerator. I just used both of these, cold, from the refrigerator to make these burgers.
Pinto Bean Burgers
Grind 2 tbsp. of flax seed into meal. Stir into about 3 tbsp. of warm water. Set aside.
In large bowl mash:
3 cups (drained) pinto beans (or if you are using canned, drain two cans and use)
Stir in one cup of cooked brown rice, one cup of old fashioned oatmeal.
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. dried basil
1 tsp. dried sage
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3/4 tsp. salt
Stir well and then stir in the flax seed "egg."
Shape into patties. (I made 8 smaller, but you could make 5 or 6 bigger patties.)
Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes. I just made mine up in the morning and refrigerated over the day so that all I had to do was pull them out near meal time. Pan fry with a bit of oil.
I ate mine with sweet potato fries, cucumber slices, and bell pepper. She opted to have hash browns with hers.