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Chili Burgers

Here is my family's favorite burger recipe.  It is very slightly modified
from Moosewood Low-Fat Favorites.

Chili Burgers

1 cup chopped onions
4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1/2 cup peeled and grated carrots
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
3 cups cooked pinto or kidney beans (2  15-oz cans, drained)
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp ketchup or 1 tbsp tomato paste
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Saute onions and garlic in water for about 5 minutes until the onions begin
to soften.  Add carrots, chili powder and cumin and cook on low heat for 5
minutes.  Set aside.

Mash the beans in a large bowl with a potato masher or the back of a spoon.
Add the mustard, soy sauce, ketchup or tomato paste and the sauteed
vegetables.  Mix in the oats.  Add salt and pepper to taste.

Form the burger mixture into patties.  Cook burgers in a nonstick skillet on
medium-low heat for 5 to 8 minutes on each side.