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Melo’s 3-Ingredient Veggie Burger

I’ve tried several bean-based burger recipes since we eliminated red meat (the Black Bean Burger is really tasty).  This recipe, however, will probably become my go-to because it is so insanely easy.  Now that I’m trying to use dried beans rather than canned since I was gifted a pressure cooker, this recipe, from Melomeals, was as easy as throwing some oats and onion soup mix in after the beans finished.  My husband and I both liked the flavor and it was so inexpensive–I made 9 patties for approximately $1.10.

**I include a recipe using canned kidney beans at the bottom of this post**

Melo’s 3-Ingredient Veggie Burger

3 cups HOT Beans (hot as in temperature); I used light red kidney beans
2 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 envelope onion soup mix
Hot bean liquid, if needed, to bring the mixture together

Mix hot beans, oats, and soup mix together in a bowl, adding spoonfuls of hot bean liquid as needed.  Let the mixture cool, then form into patties and cook in a medium-hot skillet on the stovetop for about 5 minutes per side.

*Note: Melomeals suggests people opposed to using processed onion soup mix substitute 2 tbsp soy sauce and 2 tbsp onion powder. 

**IF USING CANNED BEANS:
1 can light red kidneys beans, with liquid
1 cup old fashioned oats, uncooked
1/2 envelope onion soup mix

Heat beans in their liquid in a saucepan, then spoon into food processor with a slotted spoon, reserving the liquid.  Pulse beans with oats and soup mix, adding liquid as necessary to achieve a good patty consistency.  Form into patties (makes 4-5) and cook in a medium-hot skillet on the stovetop for about 5 minutes per side.

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