I don't know about you, but I really don't care much for leftovers. Now, that's not to say I don't eat a LOT of them -- especially during the week, as I like a hot lunch and don't have much time to cook dinner these days -- but they aren't my favorite, you know?
I love new ways to reinvent leftovers, though! We finally got around to trying these two-ingredient veggie burgers last night, and I'm happy to report they were a hit.
How to make them? Blend together 1 cup quick oats and 1 cup moist leftovers (bean stew, roasted veggies, mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes, drained soup, etc.) A food processor would be ideal for this blending, although I used my stick blender with good results, as I don't have a food processor. I'd also suggest adding some additional salt and/or seasonings, as the quantity of oats may make your burgers pretty bland. Cook the burgers in a moderate skillet, as they may be a little "wetter" than typical veggie burgers, and you want them to have plenty of time to dry out and firm up. Voila! I even had good success freezing the burger base until I was ready to use it.
I see a lot of veggie burgers in our future. Something tells me John won't complain one bit! :)
What's your favorite way to reinvent leftovers?