Saute onions and celery in 1 Tbsp. of the butter for 2 to 3 minutes. Add to beans, rice, sunflower seeds, cheese, flour, pickle relish, catsup, soy sauce, basil, eggs, and black pepper. Mix well. Add salt to taste. Shape in 8 patties about 1/2" thick. Heat remaining butter in a large skillet. Add patties.Cook slowly, turning once, until well browned, about 15 minutes. Transfer to serving platter. Garnish with onion rings, and pickle slices. Serve with chili sauce, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org.HP.COM (Garry Howard). rfvc Digest V94 Issue #181, Aug. 26, 1994. Formatted by Sue Smith, S.Smith34, TXFT40A@Prodigy.com --