Mediterranean Veggie Burgers

Monday, June 29th 2015, 2:51 pm
By: News On 6

1 cup peeled and diced potato (from an 8-ounce russet potato)

2/3 cup cooked garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas), coarsely mashed

1/2 cup finely chopped kale

1/3 cup quick-cooking oats

1/3 cup finely diced roasted red bell pepper

1/4 cup pitted Kalamata olives, sliced

3 tablespoons finely chopped parsley

1 tablespoon onion granules

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Cook potato in boiling water until very soft, about 15 minutes. Drain and cool slightly.

Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a large bowl, combine potato and remaining ingredients. Use your hands to break up chunks of potato and press the ingredients until they hold together. With damp hands, form into patties* about 4 inches in diameter and 3/4-inch thick. Place on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Bake 15 minutes, then flip burgers and continue to bake until lightly browned on other side, about 15 minutes longer. Serves 4.