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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Butter Bean Burgers

I'm going to be honest with you. I do not like lima beans ... or anything that resembles a lima bean. There, I've said it. In all fairness, I know they're good for you. (Notice, I said you ... not me! Haha!) I just have a hard time eating them ... and the only time I sort of willingly eat them, is if they're in mixed veggies ... even then, I try my hardest to put them on my kid's plates that way I don't have to eat them. When I saw this recipe, I wasn't really sure what to think, and when I read the reviews, people seemed to like it. We needed some new stuff for our Meatless Monday and I decided to put on my big girl panties and be a good sport. I modified a few things from the original just because of personal preference. I tried frying two of the patties, and just like the reviews said of the original recipe, they fell apart. I baked the other six ... and I have to say, that's the way to go in my opinion. Plus baking is healthier anyways! I told my 3 yr. old it was a "Krabby Patty" and he ate the whole thing! I couldn't believe it. My whole family actually liked them ..... including me! Granted, it was butter beans, but they're just huge lima beans in my opinion! If you're looking for a meatless alternative, try making your own Butter Bean Burger. If you're like me, just put on your big girl panties, be a good sport, and you might surprise yourself. ;) 

You can also try substituting your favorite beans or lentils for a different kind of bean burger. I think next time, I may add some different veggies, too!

Butter Bean Burgers
Slightly adapted from allrecipes
Printable recipe
Yield: 8 servings

2 cans (15 oz. each) butter beans, drained
1 medium onion, quartered
1 jalapeno, halved, with seeds and membranes removed
3 cup cornflakes
1 egg, beaten
1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
Hamburger Buns
Desired toppings

Combine the first 8 ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few times until mixture looks well combined. Shape mixture into 8 patties. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Place patties on baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Flip burgers over. Return the baking sheet to the oven and continue to bake for another 10 minutes, or until browned on both sides.

Serve on bun with your favorite burger toppings!

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  1. You know, I'm right there with you on lima beans. I have horrific memories of having to eat these as a child. Yuck! I'm going to have to give these a try. We're always looking for new dishes - especially meatless ones. Thank you for sharing.

    1. I have horrific memories of having to eat them as a child too! HA! Since we started doing Meatless Monday's, we have been forced to try new things ..... I really am surprised by some of the stuff I thought I didn't like and maybe it was just the way it was prepared before? I think I may try this with black beans next time and make it like a southwest-style burger. ;)

    2. I've looked many places for recipes for butter beans. I found some cans on clearance at our market.. and had no idea what to do with them. We'll definitely be trying these, since we're forced to live out of our pantry this week. Thank you for the recipe!

  2. I am the only person alive who LOVES lima beans. I mean, l-o-v-e. :) So I'm down with these burgers already! Thanks for sharing!

    1. That actually made me LOL!! :D I know who to give the lima beans to now!

  3. They look yummy! Maybe we can disguise the lima beans so our husbands and children will eat them. We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

    1. I just call them "Krabby Patties" and no one is the wiser ;) Hehehe

  4. I learned to LOVE Butter Beans since moving to Greece 21 years ago. I soak them over night. I simmer them until they are about half done, I add a large chopped onion, a can of chopped tomatoes, olive oil, salt and pepper. I then put them in a baking pan and let them finish cooking on medium heat. I serve them with Feta, olives and bread. It is one of the tastiest meals I eat. I sometimes wonder how I lived without them. I liked reading your bean story and I am going to try your recipe.

    1. I'm learning to be a little more open-minded about butter beans. Your take on butter beans actually sound delicious! Maybe one of these Monday's we'll give it a go :)


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