As close as you can come to saying the hell with it and not feel bad the next morning. If you like burgers because they are the best way to eat condiments, this will work.
The potatoes are simple and delicious.
One can of black beans, rinsed and drained, then mashed in a large bowl using a potato masher.
One half cup of rolled oats
2 scallions, trimmed and chopped
One tablespoon red wine vinegar
One tablespoon good soy sauce, with plenty of sodium
One quarter cup walnuts, pulsed or chopped fine
Two cloves garlic, minced fine
One half teaspoon each of chili powder and smoked paprika
Two Russet potatoes. Cut them in half lengthwise, then cut the halves into three wedges each.
Add the other ingredients to the mashed beans and mix well, then let sit for 5 minutes while the ingredients meld.
Divide the beans into two portions, and shape the mixture into two thick patties. (You could also make four small patties) Gingerly put them on a plate.
Make the potatoes: coat the wedges with olive oil, put them on a cookie sheet, salt them, and slide them into a preheated 425 degree oven. Cook for 40 to 45 minutes.
When the potatoes are almost done, heat a skillet over low/medium heat with a little oil. When the skillet is hot, add the burgers and cook around 5 minutes a side. They will brown and heat through.
Serve with as many condiments as you like. You're the boss.
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