Posted 6/1/2011 10:44:31 AM
I mashed the beans to try and hide them from my boyfriend, I thought that was a mistake but reading the other reviews it doesn't sound like unmashed is much better! The mashed beans made the texture very, very mushy, so I ended up dumping in the other 1/2 lb of beef and some extra cracker crumbs. I formed 7 patties. They were still pretty gooey, although they didn't crumble too badly. I would try them again, if I can figure out what else to tweak to get a better consistency, because the bean+beef flavor mix was very good. And the consistency, cooked, was fine.