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Monday, April 2, 2012

Kidney Bean Patties with Yogurt Tahini Dressing

Here is a delicious bean dish for you all to try. I really enjoyed this one. I have to admit that the yogurt tahini dressing is not my recipe, I got it from the book Mighty Spice by John Gregory Smith (which I highly recommend). But the bean cake recipe is my original one.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Kidney Bean Burgers with Tahini Yogurt Dressing

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup kidney beans -- soaked overnigh
1 onion -- chopped
1 small red bell pepper -- chopped fine
1 egg -- beaten
2 cloves garlic -- minced
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons tomato paste
3 tablespoons vegetable oil (your choice)
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup yogurt
3 tablespoons tahini
1/2 lemon juiced

Drain and rinse the kidney beans well. Cook in a pressure cooked using instructions. Or cook till beans are tender on stove top (about an hour or so)

Drain the beans once cooked and put in the food processor and rough chop.

Saute the onion garlic and red pepper till soft.

Place the beans in a large bowl and add the onion mixture. Mix well and add the egg. Mix well again. Add the spices and tomato paste and mix well.

Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Make small patties out of the bean mixture with your hands and place in the frying pan for about 4 - 6 minutes on each side, or until they are browned.

add extra oil when needed. While they are frying place the yogurt, tahini and lemon juice in the food processor and blend until smooth and well mixed.

When the bean patties are all cooked, serve with the yogurt tahini dressing and a nice green salad, or salad of your choice.

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NOTES : Kidney beans are extremely high in molybdenum, which help your body detoxifiy sulfites. They are also a great source of protein and fiber.

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