Within a month of discovering this recipe, I made it 5 times. It’s absurd how good (and easy!) (and cheap!!) (like, $1!!!) it is. I’ve made it with both ground oatmeal and with bread crumbs, and I can honestly say that I prefer the gluten-free route. And I definitely, definitely recommend putting a fried egg on top of that business. Talk about the breakfast of champions.
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 c shredded carrot
1/4 c red onion, finely diced
1 1/2 c bread crumbs or coarsely ground dry oats
3 tbsp olive oil
In a medium bowl, mash beans with fork. Add onion, carrot, 1 tbsp olive oil, egg, and 3/4 c oats or bread crumbs. Mix together until well-blended. Form into 4 big or 6 medium-sized patties and coat using remaining bread crumbs/oats. In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat and fry patties until golden-brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes. Add additional olive oil while frying to ensure even cooking. Serve on soft buns with fresh spinach, sharp cheddar cheese, and salsa. Can also serve on a bed of spinach with a fried egg and salsa on top. Serves 4-6.