• 2 cans red kidney beans rinsed (400 to 450 gm {14 to 16 oz} cans)
  • 120 ml (½ cup)  bread crumbs or panko
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) minced scallions
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tsp each ginger and minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) light mayonnaise (Kewpie™ brand)
  • 1 Tbsp prepared horseradish or wasabi
  • 1 Tbsp minced scallion
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • lettuce and sliced tomato and cucumber for topping

  1. Mash the beans in a bowl with a potato masher.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients
  3. Form into 4 patties
  4. Heat oil in large skillet over med heat
  5. Cook patties 3-4 min on each side until heated through and crusty
  6. Mix the sauce ingredients together and serve
Cheese slices go very well as a topping on these patties. Because beans are quite neutral in flavour and accept almost any consistency additive, then this is an ideal medium to experiement with additional flavours. The addition of Korean Chillie -Soy paste, garlic chives or garlic shoots, dehydrated mushrooms, sauces with a base of soy will all yield fruitful outcomes. Legumes and pulses are far more amenable to experimentation compared to meat and failures are not expensive  :)