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Bean Patties with Tomato Relish

A vegetarian alternative to sausage patties for breakfast.


Bean Patties

  • 1 (15 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons cornmeal
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste

Tomato Relish

  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped celery leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar, or more to taste
  • Salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste


  1. Bean Patties: Mash the beans with a fork, and mix in the vegetables, cornmeal, and seasonings.
  2. Form into 4 to 6 patties.
  3. Fry in a lightly oiled skillet over moderate heat until lightly browned on both sides.
  4. Serve with tomato relish.
  5. Tomato Relish: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine.
  6. Serve chilled.

Yield: 3 to 4 servings; about 1 cup relish


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