Split Pea Burgers

*Vegan*

Easy to make veggie burgers that even meat eaters will love!

Ingredients:
1 cup green split peas,
(cooked & mashed)

1 veggie burger patty, broken into fine pieces
(mushrooms can be substituted for this ingredient–that is what I originally wanted to use)

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
(about 2 slices whole wheat bread)

Red & green pepper (3 small strips each),
diced

1 small clove garlic, minced

1/8 tsp cumin

1/4 tsp chili powder

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tbsp dried onion

salt & pepper, to taste

1 tsp. spicy brown mustard

Couple of tbsp of olive oil + 1 tsp.

Directions:

*Split peas do not require soaking, however, for this recipe, they will be cooked a little longer to make them easier to mash–cook about 1 1/2-2 hours on low heat. *  In large bowl, combine mashed split peas, veggie burger, bread crumbs, peppers, and garlic–mix well.  Sprinkle seasonings over mixture, and stir to distribute.  Add brown mustard and 1 tsp olive oil–stir.  Mixture should just hold together and be somewhat firm but still moist.  Cover bowl and refrigerate mixture for about 10-15 min.  Shape into balls (as many as desired–I got about 4 relatively medium sized patties) , flatten into patties, and set aside.  Heat olive oil in frying pan.  When pan is heated, slowly add one patty at a time to pan, and brown on both sides–about 3 min.  Patties should maintain shape while cooking–cook longer if needed.  Remove from pan, drain on paper towels.  Serve warm!

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