Kicky Vegetarian Olive Burgers

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins


1can cannellini beans (drain, reserving 1 T liquid then rinse beans well)
1tablespoon reserved liquid from beans
1can ripe olives (drained, chopped coarsely)
1-- carrot (peeled, chopped the size of small dice)
1/3cup sun-dried tomatoes (chopped coarsely)
1clove garlic (minced)
2-- green onions (sliced thin including the green part)
3tablespoons fresh basil (sliced into thin strips about 1/2" long) OR 1 T dried basil
1/2teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1 1/2tablespoons yellow corn meal
1tablespoon olive oil


Mash beans in a bowl.  Add all ingredients (except corn meal and olive oil) and blend well.  Add corn meal (this helps bind the burgers — keeps them from being too sticky).  Form mixture into burger-sized patties.

Heat olive oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add patties, reduce heat to medium and cook, turning once, until cooked through and burgers are golden brown (about 5 minutes per side).

Serve alone or on buns.