White Bean and Sage Pita Burgers

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White Bean and Sage Pita BurgersRecipe
Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
The bean mixture is sticky, so it helps to wet the measuring cup before scooping to form patties.
6 servings (serving size: 1 burger)


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1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 (15-ounce) cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons grated fresh onion
2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese
3 (6-inch) pitas, cut in half
6 green leaf lettuce leaves
6 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato


Hands-on: 27 Minutes
Total: 27 Minutes

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add 1/2 cup chopped onion and garlic; cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Place mixture in food processor. Add oats and next 8 ingredients (through egg); process until smooth.

2. Wipe pan with a paper towel. Return pan to medium heat. Add remaining 2 teaspoons olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Working with one portion at a time, spoon bean mixture into a 1/2-cup dry measuring cup, and carefully remove bean mixture with a rubber spatula onto pan. (Bean mixture is very soft and sticky.) Using spatula, shape mixture into a 3/4-inch-thick round patty. Repeat procedure 5 times to form 6 patties. Cook 8 minutes or until golden, turning after 4 minutes.

3. Combine sour cream, 2 tablespoons grated onion, and cheese in a small bowl. Spread about 2 tablespoons sour cream mixture into each pita half; top with 1 lettuce leaf, 1 tomato slice, and 1 bean patty.

Created date

May 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 315
Fat 10 g
Satfat 3.1 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 1.5 g
Protein 13.2 g
Carbohydrate 43.8 g
Fiber 6 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Iron 3.8 mg
Sodium 471 mg
Calcium 158 mg