For a change of pace I created this burger. Sometimes, I want to have the ‘illusion’ of a time when we had BBQ. I miss meat seldom now and my system really likes greens and colors. My brain, sometimes, wants to argue and brings up tastes from a long ago era. That’s when I struggle. But, I’m fooling the ‘brain’ with my best friend ‘liquid smoke’. JUST a little of it works wonders.
1-15 oz can black beans, drained rinsed well
1-14.5 oz can tomatoes with mild chilies
1 garlic clove, 1 tsp onion powder, 2 green onions, chopped, 1 cup chopped carrots, ( 2 small ) 1 cup cilantro (or parsley) 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats.
Preheat oven to 400F. Process first seven ingredients in a food processor until blended. Add oats and stir. Form into patties, put on a baking sheet and bake for 8-10 min. Turn oven up and broil for about 2 min, until tops are nicely browned. (You can fry them also in a non-stick pan with NO oil). Serve on a whole grain burger bun with lettuce, tomato onion, etc. or, like I did with different veggies and sweet potato fries (baked).