1/2 cup walnuts
1 (15 1/2 ounce) can navy beans, undrained
1/4 cup red miso
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/2 cup oats
1 cup panko bread crumbs
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, chilled
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 carrot, grated
1/2 cup onion, finely diced
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
oil, as needed for frying
1. Chop walnuts in a food processor and add to a large bowl. To the food processor, add the beans and their juices, and the miso. Blend until smooth. Alternatively, chop and mash by hand.
2. Add mixture to the bowl along with the remaining ingredients. Mix gently, until just evenly combined. Form into 8 patties.
3. If you have the time, chill 20 minutes or so before cooking. Heat a large skillet to medium heat and add some oil. Fry the burgers 3-4 minutes per side, until golden.
Serve with your favorite burger toppings.
Source of recipe: I made many, many burgers formulating these.