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Black Bean Brown Rice Burgers

I have tried a few veggie burger recipes and they usually crumble and don't stay together. I found this recipe and made some changes. Mostly because I like adding veggies when possible because it can be hard to eat enough in a day.

Again I didn't take pictures because I was being lazy and was trying to get them done fast. I made these on Sunday morning while waiting for breakfast to be delivered (it was Indian food, a ton of calories, and soooo delicious!).

These turned out fairly well but they could have used more herbs and spices. I definitely added enough garlic 😷

I started writing this so long ago that I forget the measurements! But here is an approximate recipe:
  • 1.5 c. or 15 oz can (drained) black beans, half mashed
  • 1 c. cooked brown rice
  • 1 c. spinach, chopped
  • 1/3 c. frozen corn, microwaved for a bit to half cook them
  • 2 T of salsa
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. bread crumbs
  • half a small onion, chopped finely
  • 1-2 cloves of garlic, chopped finely
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
You can play around with the spices to your liking. These are the only burgers that have stayed together when cooking. I've tried a few other recipes and they just crumble. I used about half a cup of the mixture and formed into patties.

Cook these in a big pan over medium heat (5-6 out of 9) in a bit of olive oil or cooking spray. Flip after 3-4 minutes. If they're browning too much before cooking in the middle, turn the heat down a smidge. Flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes until they're a beautiful crispy brown on each side. These would freeze well too if you're cooking for one.

If you give these a try please let me know how they worked out!

-- Kelsey


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