We try to have one meatless meal per week in our house, but I find it hard to come up with a variety of good meatless meals. This was found from The Everyday Veggie on Pinterest, and I modified it to fit my family’s taste. I served them with a mixed greens salad and they were a hit! So yummy and simple!
(Makes 8 burgers)
1/2 cup brown rice
2 cans organic black beans (drained and rinsed)
¼ tsp black pepper
Dash of salt
1/4 onion, diced
1/2 zucchini, diced
Place the rice in a pan with 1 cup water and bring to the boil
Bring it down to a simmer and place the lid on the pan
Cook until the water is all gone but before the rice burns to the bottom!
Drain the rice and set aside
Fry the onion and zucchini in a little oil with the salt and pepper until the onion is brown
Add in the black beans and cook for 5-7 minutes
Remove from the heat and place 2/3 of the mixture in a blender and blend for a few seconds – no more
Place this back into the pan with the other mixture, add in the rice, and mix thoroughly
Allow the mixture to sit and cool for 10 minutes
Divide into 8 portions and shape into patties
Heat a little oil in a pan, and when hot, place 2 burgers into it
Fry for about 4-5 minutes on both sides, then remove from the pan
Repeat with all the other burgers until they’re all cooked
Store any leftovers in the fridge until they’re needed, or freeze them for later!