Mark Bittman’s Bean burgers

(From the TODAY SHOW)

  • 1 medium onion, plus more for garnish
  • 2 cups canned beans (preferably white)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • Tbsp. chili powder
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Olive oil

Cut a medium onion into chunks and put it in a food processor, along with 2 cups drained canned beans (white are best here, but any will work), ½ cup rolled oats, a tablespoon of chili powder and salt and pepper.

Pulse, stopping occasionally to scrape the sides as necessary.

Taste; if it’s too dry, add water; too wet, add more rolled oats, a tablespoon at a time.

Divide the mixture into four even patties and cook them in olive oil until nicely browned each side. (Turn carefully.)

Serve on toasted buns with lettuce, tomato and onions.

Serving Size

Makes 4 burgers

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