Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Aduki Bean Burgers
I had some leftover aduki beans from my smoothie, so tonight I made Aduki Bean Burgers. We had enough for dinner and my lunch later on this week. These vegetarian patties are a combination of a Weight Watchers recipe my Mom gave me years ago and this aduki bean recipe. Makes 4 patties.
1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup aduki beans
3" piece of soft tofu
1/3 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup tomato sauce
palmful fresh chopped cilantro
palmful fresh chopped parsley
salt and pepper to taste
1. Over medium heat, add the oil to a sauté pan. Then add the onions, celery, and garlic. Cook until the veggies are soft and the moisture has evaporated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Let cool.
2. In a bowl, mash the tofu. Blend in the beans, bread crumbs, and tomato sauce. Add the cooled veggies. Mix thoroughly.
3. Shape into 4 balls*, cover, and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
4. Cook on a George Foreman Grill. Making sure to use cooking spray first so the patties do not stick.
NOTE - the tofu package stated that one serving of tofu is a 1" piece; I figured a 3" for 4 servings with all the other ingredients seemed accurate.
The veggie balls* will flatten into patties on the Foreman Grill. The cooked patties are very delicate, not like store-bought veggie burgers, so handle with care. :)