Cannellini Bean Burgers

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2 15.5 oz cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
¼ cup minced pickled carrot
1 stalk celery, minced
2 piquillo peppers, minced and drained (drying on paper towels helps)
1 clove garlic, minced
4 green onions, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp minced parsley
2 pickled Thai chilies (or to taste)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Rice bran or other neutral oil as needed
Sweet or hot pepper relish or spicy seasoned mayonnaise, for service
Serve with lettuce and assorted pickles such as pickled green tomato and pickled jalapeno


1. Roughly mash beans in a large bowl with a potato masher or a fork.
2. Add celery, peppers, garlic, onion, parsley, chilies, and egg. Combine thoroughly.
3. Form into patties.
4. Heat oil in a medium large skillet. Sear patties on both sides until nicely browned. Keep in a warm oven and continue cooking in batches. Serve with assorted pickles and sauce.

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