1 celery stalk
1 small onion
1 garlic clove
1 cup cooked barley, brown rice, or cracked wheat
1 cup slightly cooked chickpeas, navy, pinto or soy beans, drained
1/2 cup instant uncooked oatmeal
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
olive oil as needed
In a blender, finely chop celery, onion, scallion and garlic or
dice them by hand finely. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the barley, chick peas, oatmeal,
salt, paprika, basil, soy sauce and pepper. Mix them thoroughly
with a wooden spoon or with your hands. Add the chopped celery,
onion, scallion and garlic to the barley mixture and mix again.
Shape into six burgers.
Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet. Add burgers and brown 5-7
minutes on each side. Or bake the patties at 350'F. on a lightly
oiled cookie sheet for 25 minutes. Serve on a hamburger bun with
sprouts and tomato slices or ketchup.