It seems all the fast food places have been on the fake meat train lately, but as usual I’m not thrilled with food that’s made in a plant. (Better to eat mostly food that you make from plants). On that note, last night’s burgers. Not vegan, although they could easily be. Instead, try this.
60ml or 1/4 cup cooked beans (chickpeas, kidney, I used pink beans in this one), mostly mashed with a few left whole
2 finely chopped mushrooms
1 T corn niblets (fresh, frozen or canned)
1 T breadcrumbs
Pinch of smoky paprika and cumin
You can add an egg if they are dry, or a bit of the aquafaba (bean water).
Shape into patties. Put in the fridge for 15 or 20 minutes to firm up a bit
Serve with cheese, vegan or regular, sliced tomato, dill pickle, and your favourite toppings, on a whole wheat bun.