Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bean Patties

Making patties is a great way to use up beans. Even if they don't turn out just right you can smash them into a pita pocket and load up with avocado, sauteed veggies and some cheese.
This is a combo of two recipes I had, that I made tonight

Black Eyed Pea Patties

*approx. 2 cups black eyed peas (that measurement is after they are cooked. Tonight I used a couple handfuls and threw in the rest of the package of black beans)
*1 large carrot, grated (use any veggie you want, its just a filler - same goes for the mushrooms)
*4 or 5 mushrooms, finely chopped
*2 garlic cloves, minced
*1 tsp oregano
*1/2 tsp cumin
*1/4 cup rolled oats
*1/4 cup flour
*2 TBL tahini (or peanut butter or leave it out)
*1 tsp mustard

Mash the beans, saute the veggies and smash everything together! Form the patties and cook on a skillet with a bit of oil for a minute or so on each side.