It’s taken awhile for me to appreciate veggie burgers. Store bought burgers never seemed to taste quite appealing. So I’ve tried a few recipes found online and in recipe books and found one that was appetizing, then I modified it to my tastes. Not only do I like it, but non-vegetarians like it too. We like to eat it on a half pita with homemade guacamole and sliced tomatoes. I hope you enjoy these as much as we do. Makes 4 burgers.

1 (15 oz) can black beans
2 TBSP barbeque sauce
1 TBSP yellow mustard
1 tsp onion powder (granulated)
1 tsp garlic powder (granulated)
¾ cup instant oats (take regular oats and process them a few pulses in a food processor to make instant oats)

1 – drain and rinse well the can of black beans
2 – place the beans in a bowl and press with a fork to make a mash, leaving some beans partially whole
3 – mix in the remaining ingredients, until the oats are completely wet with the other ingredients. I like to refrigerate for an hour or so to blend the flavors, but this is optional.
4 – divide the mixture into 4 equal parts and form each part into a burger (if using pita, the burger can take on more of an oval shape)
5 – add a small amount of olive or coconut oil to a skillet and fry on medium heat for about 3-5 minutes a side, until nicely browned.
6 – serve up with pita or buns and your choice of fixings.

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