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
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!


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:)