Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 19-oz. can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  2. 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs

  3. 1/4 cup shredded carrot

  4. 1/4 cup finely chopped onion

  5. 1 egg

  6. 2 Tbsp. snipped fresh parsley

  7. 3 Tbsp. olive oil

  8. 4 slices country Italian bread, toasted

  9. 1 cup packed fresh baby spinach

  10. 1/4 cup Easy Tomato Sauce (recipe below)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Directions 1. In a medium bowl mash beans with a fork or potato masher. Stir in half of the bread crumbs, the carrot, onion, egg, half of the parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Combine remaining bread crumbs and parsley in a shallow dish.

  2. Shape bean mixture into 4 patties (mixture will be soft). Dip both sides of patties into bread crumb mixture to coat.

  3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add patties. Cook for 4 minutes per side or until well browned.

  4. Arrange spinach and patties on bread slices. Top with Easy Tomato Sauce. Makes 4 servings.

  5. Easy Tomato Sauce: Place one 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes in a blender or food processor. Cover and blend or process to desired consistency. Pour into a bowl and stir in 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil. Season with salt and pepper. Makes 1-1/2 cups.


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