Last night, I was in the mood for something spicy so I came up with this recipe. It has a little kick but it's not overpowering. It would work well as a burger, without a bun or even for breakfast (like a sausage).
Spicy Tofu Bean Patty
1 pkg Firm Tofu (frozen, then thawed)
1 Can of Dark Red Kidney Beans (15.5 oz)
1 tbsp Flax Seed
1 Stalk Celery
3 Medium Mushrooms
1 tbsp garlic
4 tbsp Medium Salsa
1 1/2 tbsp Hot Sauce
Cinnamon (only a dash)
1 1/2 Cups Quick Oats
Saute onion, celery, mushrooms and garlic in a frying pan with a little bit of olive oil until onions become translucent.
In a food processor, mix tofu, dark kidney beans and flax seed until well blended. Add onion, celery, mushroom and garlic mixture, blend some more.
Add a light layer of each spice (except cinnamon), covering the top of the mixture - one by one, pulsing in between each then add about 2 shakes of cinnamon.
Move the mixture to a bowl and then add quick oats and mash everything together with your hands.
Form mixture into balls and flatten (about the size of your palm). Spray the pan with cooking spray and cook over low-medium heat for about 4 minutes on each side until lightly browned.