My most favorite "burger" recipe is easy but noisy. Its great because you
can make a bunch and some night when you cant think of what to have for
dinner and dont have the energy to cook, you can make burgers!....
Gather together a few types of dry beans (not kidney though), lentils, split
peas, chickpeas etc., some rice, oats, whatever. Put them in to the food
processor turn it on and run (or get the ear plugs!). Try to grind things
of the same hardness together otherwise the softer ingred. get pulverized
befor the harder ones are done. Grind it down to bits about the size of
half a grain of rice but dont worry if there are a few larger chunks.
That's it. When you are ready to have burgers, just add boiling water (I
think it is 1/3 c water to 1/2c mix) and what ever else (I usually add some
herbs, diced onion and mushroom, or maybe tomato paste) and let it sit for
1/2 an hour. If you want to put salt or seasoning with salt in it (like soy
sauce) wait until after it has soaked. Make patties and bake or cook on a
nonstick pan until brown. YUMMMY!
I've even cooked these on the bbq.
AgResearch, Lincoln, New Zealand
Plant and Microbial Sciences
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ