White Bean Patty

Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 
30 servings

The no. 1 vegetarian dish at Syracuse University, these patties feature white kidney beans, onions, bread crumbs and garlic.


6 lbs. white kidney beans, drained
12 oz. frozen onions, diced
2.4380 lbs. (about 5 cups) bread crumbs
0.0833 lbs. (about 8 tsp.) granulated garlic
0.0940 lbs. (about 9 tsp.) fresh parsley, finely chopped
0.0156 lbs. (about 1½ tsp.) salt
0.0052 lbs. (about ½ tsp.) black pepper
0.0938 qt. (about 3 oz.) low sodium soy sauce
0.0469 qt. (about 1.5 oz.) olive oil
12 oz. ¼-in. diced green peppers


1. Mash all ingredients. Measure out 5 oz. of product and form into a hamburger shape.

2. In a heavy bottom skillet or griddle, brown both sides of bean cakes and then transfer to a sheet pan.

3. Place in a 350°F oven and bake for about 10 minutes.

Recipe by Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. 

More From FoodService Director

Industry News & Opinion

Sodexo aims to reduce carbon emissions by 34% at its foodservice and facilities management sites by 2025, a goal it says it will reach through such changes as converting cooking oil into biodiesel fuel and using energy-efficient HVAC systems.

In announcing this endeavor toward sustainability, Sodexo—which manages more than 32,000 sites globally—noted that over 7,200 of its sites in North America recycle aluminum and paper, and 8,640 recycle cardboard.

Ideas and Innovation
sushi plate

We wanted to add sushi, but that’s not really my expertise. So we found a great local company that offered to put three sushi chefs on-site every day. They supply the ingredients, and if we meet the minimum revenue each week, than we receive a percentage of sales. We have been exceeding the weekly minimum sales, which we track in our POS, in two days.

Managing Your Business
coffee barista

Whether it’s a morning routine, an afternoon pick-me-up or an evening social ritual, few things are as universally appealing as coffee. Sixty-five percent of respondents in Technomic’s 2016 Beverage Consumer Trend Report say they ordered a cup of hot joe from a foodservice location in the past month, and 59% say the same about cold coffee. Everyone has an opinion about what makes it good, whether it’s a low price, a unique blend or a friendly barista.

“Coffee is so personal. There are a lot of people that are Dunkin’ fans. There’s a lot of Starbucks people,” says James Dravenack,...

Ideas and Innovation
star wars storm trooper

My favorite event—because I’m kind of dorky—is our “May the fourth be with you” (aka “Star Wars”) day on May 4. The whole dining team dresses up, and we offer things like Chewbaklava, Boba Fettuccine and BB-8 Buckeyes. We had a guest cry because they got to take a picture with Chewy.

FSD Resources