Beans and Greens Burgers

Not gonna lie.  Not a lot of cooking has been happening over here the past few days for a few reason:

1. No one will eat my baked goods. Boo.
2. I’ve been eating salads like it’s nobody’s business.  Fresh things are just fun in the summer.
3.  I’ve been spending the better parts of my day watching soccer.

Basically I made one big pot of lentil/rice/greens and ate that for about 4 days.

I also ended most meals with strawberries that were in my CSA bag this week.  Pretty tasty.  Sad they’re gone.

Finally, today I decided it was time to make something.  Why not a burger?

Beans and Greens Burgers

1-2 big handfuls of greens (I used turnip greens and kale)
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 an onion, roughly chopped
1 lemon, zested and juiced
1 handful of fresh basil (I bet mint or cilantro would work great too)
1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (rehydrated or packed in oil)
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1 tsp salt
2 “flax” eggs (2 tbsp milled flax + 6 tbsp water)
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp paprika

Preheat oven to 400 F.  Put greens,  garlic, onion, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice and zest in the processor and pulse until it resembles a coarse pesto. Add remaining ingredients and continue to pulse until you get a consistency you like (I left mine kind of chunky).

Form into patties and place on a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 15 minutes, turn and bake for 15 more minutes.  Serve as patties or on a bun.

In other news, I’ve been watching Glee. While a lot of the times I get embarrassed for the characters who are singing and have to fast forward (does this happen to anyone else!??!),  I’m enjoying it.  But let’s be realistic, it’s no secret I watch TV shows/movies for the eye candy…

Anyone else love Puck?


10 thoughts on “Beans and Greens Burgers

  1. healthyexposures says:

    i sort of always wondered how/why people were so obsessed with Glee.
    Thanks to you, I now know. Maybe I will be soon, too 😉
    haha – anyways, i love the burger recipe! looks like a great one. i am always up for a new veg burger. and the berries in your csa look perfect! i can’t believe no one will eat your baking, though!!

  2. Karin says:

    Ok.. now that no one’s eating your baked goods (WHY OH WHY???) I guess that I have to come and visit you. 😉
    I still haven’t watched Glee but I know that I should.. It’s kind of “the thing” that everyone does now. 😉

  3. louisianagrown says:

    Um yea, the way they sing straight at each other while making direct eye contact does make me a little nervous sometime. It’s more intimate than kissing, if you ask me. But GEE WIZ do I love me some Puck!

  4. Anna says:

    LOL…I can’t believe you fast forward through the singing!! It’s the best part! And yes, Puck is HOT. Love him. I want to sing a duet with him, if you get my drift. 🙂

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