These are *delicious*. Although I prefer to serve them on
kaiser (hard seed) rolls, any bun or roll the approximate size of a
hamburger bun will suffice. Even omnivores enjoy these.
They are quick and easy to make, especially if you keep the
beans and rice on hand in the freezer.

1 cup cooked garbanzo beans (chick peas), slightly ground *
1 cup cooked brown rice *
1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (uncooked)
2 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari sauce
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 stalk celery, finely chopped
1 small onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 clove garlic, peeled and finely chopped
Butter for frying and for buttering bread
6 slices of cheese (optional)
Hard seed rolls (or hamburger buns)
Tomato ketchup (optional)

* Beans and rice can be cooked ahead of time, and stored in
the freezer until ready to use. That way, they will be
available whenever you want to make beanburgers.

-- Form patties:
. Combine garbanzo beans, brown rice, oatmeal, soy
sauce, paprika, and cayenne pepper. Mix until well
. Add celery, onion, and garlic. Mix until thoroughly
. Form into six patties.
- If the consistency is too soft to shape, you can
simply drop six blobs into the skillet.
- If you are not ready to cook them all at this
time, you can place the excess mixture in a
tightly- covered container, and cook that when

-- If you are going to serve these on rolls or hamburger
buns, heat them (either in oven, toaster oven, or bun

-- Cook:
. Melt butter in large skillet.
. Put patties in skillet.
. Cook patties until browned on one side (3 - 5
. Turn patties.
. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty.
. Cook until second side is browned.

-- Serve:
. Butter rolls or buns.
. Serve each patty on a bun.
. If desired, accompany with tomato ketchup, pickles,
et cetera.

Yield: 6 patties

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