Monday, September 19, 2011

Black Bean Burgers

Serves 4
  • 1 1/2  cup cooked black beans (about 2/3 cup dried beans makes 1 1/2 cups cooked beans) 
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 T. ground flax seed mixed with 3 T. water
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1/2 t. cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste

1.  Mash beans in a large bowl, Add rice, onion, flax mixture, garlic, cumin and any additional seasoning. Drop by 1/2 cupfuls into large skillet coasted with cooking oil. Flatten to 1/2" thickness. Cook over medium heat 4-5 minutes on each side. Till firm and browned. 
2.  Serving Suggestions: Top with salsa and cilantro, mashed avocado and tomato, or  hummus and spinach

approximate cost for burgers: (using dried beans) $2.00