Saturday, May 3, 2014

Meatless Dinner

I love to make these for dinner on nights that Charlie is at the races, I probably shared this before but I did not label it in my recipe category so I am repeating it tonight.

Black Bean Burgers with sautéed spinach


Very easy and makes you feel like you are eating healthy and good! I love these burgers! I don't put them on a bun, but you can, and add avocado, etc. I like them plain!

1 can of 15 oz black beans, I use the kind with jalapenos added, any kind will do.
1 cup of brown rice, cooked. I used a bag of minute rice and just used 1 cup of it.
some onion and red bell pepper chopped, as much as you like
couple cloves of garlic minced
cumin
paprika
salt and pepper
olive oil
couple tablespoons of flour

1/2 bag of fresh spinach

Put some olive oil in a pan, about 2 tablespoons, add onion and bell pepper, sauté about 5 minutes, then add garlic. Drain your beans and rinse, add to pan add your spices about a 2 teaspoons of each,  and cook about 10 minutes, then mash them with a potato masher, add cooked rice and stir. Dump on a plate and spread to cool. Once cool, grab a little flour in your hand and pat the mix into patties, this usually makes three good size burgers. Add a little olive oil to the pan and fry the burgers about 4 minutes per side until browned, set aside and add your spinach to the pan, sauté with some salt and pepper, this just takes about 3 minutes until wilted. Serve! Quick healthy dinner that tastes great! I can use the other two burgers for breakfast, will go great with a scrambled egg!

2 comments:

annmarie said...

Been looking for some meatless suppers - sounds good. Thanks for sharing.

Vicki Boster said...

This is the perfect recipe for me!!! I could so go for this - especially this summer.

Sending you some love pretty lady:)

Vicki