Saturday, October 03, 2009

MoFo Day 3 - Black bean and rice burgers






For dinner last night, I wanted to use up some of the huge amount of black beans I had prepared in the pressure cooker (I LOVE my pressure cooker just for the beans). I'm fond of the "Celebrity Adzuki Bean Rice Cakes" from Vive Le Vegan, but I pretty much never follow a recipe in its entirety. With this recipe, I pretty much followed the recipe, but I added a cup and a half of spinach to sneak in some veggies to my 2 kids. I also didn't have bread crumbs, so I crumbled up some stale crackers, but that still wasn't quite enough. I then added a little bit of vital wheat gluten and hoped that would do the trick. I think I also added some chili powder. Once the mushy mess had chilled in the fridge for 30 minutes, I formed them into patties (it made 16!) and baked them on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees for 30 minutes, flipping them over halfway through baking. Mmm, mmm, mmm. These were so good. My 5 year old loved them, ate 2, but my 2 year old only had a few bites. My husband made up for Rowan's lack of interest and ate 6 of them! We served these up with some sweet potato and russet potato fries for our "fries-day" tradition, and one of the best tasting mangoes I've had all year.

4 comments:

Jeni Treehugger said...

Heck they looks good. I like burgers that can be baked and these look like they held their shape well.

Anna Graham Shonle said...

Yum, those are some good looking burgers!

Luci said...

Wow, where does C fit all that food? ha ha! Looks delicious!

DJ said...

Ooooh, yummy looking burgers! I love a good veggie burger!