I decided to start this blog after my son was diagnosed with food allergies. For the first seven months of his life he suffered with terrible eczema and after a trip to the ER we found out he is allergic to milk, soy, eggs, sesame and peanuts. As a parent of a child with food allergies it is a constant emotional rollercoaster. I have cried at grocery stores, at birthday parties and at night. He has had the Epi injection twice and spent too much time in the ER.

Current allergies: Milk, Eggs, Peanuts, Tree nuts
Outgrew: Sesame, Soy

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

White Bean Burger (top 8 free)

I have been making bean burgers for a long times. I always play with the ingredients and until today, I haven't found a keeper.  I finally came across THIS video by Emeril Green and have been blown away on how delicious this burger is. It never occurred to me to try making it with white beans, I have always made my burgers with black beans.

The video does not tell you measurements of anything so I pretty much just added as per my liking.  I also wanted to limit my work so I purchased one of those small containers of minced celery / carrot / onion containers from Trader Joes.  You can pretty much omit or add what ever ingredient you want (except for the beans and bread ingredient)

  • 1 can of white beans (completely drained)
  • Minced garlic
  • Minced onion
  • Sweet bell pepper
  • Minced carrot
  • Minced Celery
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • White flour (I used panko.. but I'm sure anything GF will work also as long as it soaks up the moisture)
  • Olive Oil

  • Mash the white beans with a fork and leave some of the texture
  • Emeril does not cook the veggies first, but I did because I like them softer.
  • Add the flour / panko / GF flour until the mixture becomes a bit sticky
  • Mold into patties and cook until they start turning color.  
  • Mine barely kept shape so next time I'll use a little more panko breading

I added some sliced avocados on top of the burger and made a sandwich (on 7 grain bread) and it was absolutely amazing!  Even my meat eating husband was enjoying it.  My son not so much. He gags from beans and acts like he is being poisoned. He has been tested for lentil / bean allergies and always comes back negative.  I'm assuming he just doesn't like the texture of beans.

I made so many bean burgers in the past and never attempted to make a bean burger out of white beans. So much tastier! and looks better also.

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  1. I am laughing to myself with your description of your son and his gagging on the bean burger...both my son's can have beans and just the thought of them makes them gag! I think your bean burgers sound delicious...I will only eat a burger my husband makes(with beef)but these I know, I would love! Have you had your baby?

  2. i have been making a batch every couple of days since they are so easy and yummy! I hope my son is daring enough to try it one day. I always wonder how these kids determine that something is gross when they never even try it and the burger looks appealing.

    i had a baby boy (9lbs 2oz) on the 15 and he's absolutely amazing! but between him and my 2 year old i barely have a second on the computer. I'll write and post some pics soon :)