They Were Supposed to Be Black Eyed Pea Burgers!

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Prep Time15minutes
Cook Time10minutes
Passive Time30minutes
Nutrition Facts
They Were Supposed to Be Black Eyed Pea Burgers!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Sodium 294mg 12%
Potassium 126mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 1g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 3%
Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 4%
Iron 5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I’m from New York and did not have the tradition of eating black eyed peas on New Year’s Day. My husband, however, is from the South and he loves him some for good luck on January 1st.

I totally forgot to pick some up at the store earlier in the week and was shocked that the shelves in 2 different stores were wiped clean. My husband went to a 3rd store and found 1 can. I was just about to add them to the recipe below when I realized they were “Southern Style” which translates to lots of seasonings and bacon fat! YUCK!

I decided to use Cannellini Beans instead and guess what…these burgers turned out fantastic!



  • 2 Tbl. olive oil divided into 1 Tbl. and 1 Tbl. portions
  • 4 oz. portobello mushroom, finely diced
  • 1 medium shallot finely chopped
  • 1/4 large green pepper finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic crushed
  • 14 oz cannellini beans rinsed, drained and mushed
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. low sodium tamari
  • 1/4 tsp. Sambal Oelek, or more to taste


  1. Heat 1 tbl. oil in large fry pan.
  2. Add diced Portobello mushroom and cook for 4 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  3. Mix in shallot, green pepper and garlic and continue cooking for 4 to 5 minutes.
  4. Rinse and drain beans, mash with hand in a large bowl place
  5. Add cooked mushroom/shallot/green pepper/garlic mixture.
  6. Stir in salt, tamari and sambal oelek.
  7. Form into 4 equal patties and freeze for at least 30 minutes.
  8. Heat remaining oil in a fry pan and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, per side or until thoroughly heated.
  9. Serve on fresh greens (remember the holidays are behind us) or on a vegan style ciabatta roll.

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