Friday, January 25, 2008

Black Beans and Rice Burgers

I generally liven these up by throwing some diced jalapenos and a few drops of hot sauce in 'em. They're a big hit, even with my spoiled, spoiled children.

1 can of black beans, drained and mashed beyond recognition
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 small onion, really finely chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp + 1 cup salsa, divided
1/4 cup sour cream (low fat is fine)

In a large bowl, mix your mashed beans, rice, onion, and the 2 tbsp of salsa. Mix it together and rop by 1/2 cups onto a well-greased skillet. Flatten each burger until they're 1/2" thick. Cook over medium heat for 4 or 5 minutes per side or until it looks cooked.
In a bowl, mix together the rest of the sour cream and the salsa. Serve the burgers on buns with the sour-cream/salsa stuff, some lettuce and a slice of cheese, if you like.
Makes 4 burgers.


Jenifer said...

You make me laugh. You are always saying that your kids don't eat what you make...that I find hard to believe.

If it is true I want to see a post on what they really do eat each night for dinner if it is not your fabulous dinners.

bren j. said...

We make a good veggie burger with kidney beans and carrots and such...we'll have to try this one out next!

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Your comment about your kids made me laugh. I love this recipe idea--I'm going to save it to use (with an egg replacer) in the next couple of weeks.