I'm trying my best to make more food from scratch. When I saw this recipe, I didn't think it would be that great, but I thought it was worth a shot. What I like most about it is you can add whatever you want. I have posted the original recipe (from allrecipes.com) and noted the changes that I made.
1 (15 ounce) can butter beans, drained
1 small onion, chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno pepper (I didn't have this, so I add red pepper flakes instead)
6 saltine crackers, crushed (I added bread crumbs instead)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (I didn't measure this out, just added it until I thought it was good enough)
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup vegetable oil (I used olive oil instead)
I also added a couple cloves of garlic. I have a garlic obsession!
1.In a medium bowl, mash butter beans. Mix in onion, jalapeno pepper, crushed crackers, egg, cheese, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Divide into 4 equal parts, and shape into patties.
2.Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; use more or less oil to reach 1/4 inch in depth. Fry patties until golden, about 5 minutes on each side.
When I made these, it helped if I added a little more bread crumbs to each side of the patty. So I put the patties in the pan, sprinkled them with more bread crumbs. When I flipped them over, I added more crumbs to the other side.
When they are done, top them with whatever you would top a regular burger. Even my husband enjoyed these!