What better way to celebrate the land that you love than protecting it? That’s what I thought when Dasani asked me to create an all-natural, plant-based cookout for their ECOmmunity Web Series.  Check out the full menu in this video and stay tuned, I’ll be posting the recipes the rest of the week!

Independence Day Veggie Burgers

Makes 6 patties

1 onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, chopped

15 oz black beans

15 oz. white cannelini beans (those are white kidney beans 😉

8 oz. chopped mushrooms

2 roma tomatoes, diced and de-seeded

1 cup oats

1/4 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

What you’ll do:

In a large bowl combine the beans, onion, and garlic. Using a potato masher or your hands, lightly smash the beans.  Add in the rest of the ingredients and stir well.  Form the patties and cook in a lightly greased frying pan on medium-high heat for about 5 minutes on each side or until the sides are golden.  Serve warm with all the fixins!

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