Wednesday, September 3, 2008

southwest brown rice & black bean burgers...

2 cups brown rice, cooked
1 can (15 ounces) black beans, drained
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/3 cup chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1-3 tablespoons minced jalapeno or green chilies, (canned is fine)
1/4 cup salsa
1 egg white
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup flour
1 tablespoon olive oil
cheese, if desired

Mix rice, beans, chili powder, cumin, salt, garlic, onion, cilantro, chilies, salsa, and egg white in large bowl. Mixture will be very moist. Add flour, using only enough so that you can shape the mixture into patties. Dust the outside of the patties lightly with flour. Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add olive oil and warm. Add patties and cook until nicely browned, about 3-4 minutes per side. Sprinkle with cheese, reduce heat to low and cover with lid to melt cheese.

I got this recipe from a FABULOUS recipe site, Prudence Pennywise. These were a great change from the usual grilled burgers...that we've had a lot of this Summer. The recipe came together quickly and was yum-my. I made extra and stuck them in the freezer for another time.
The only changes I made to the recipe was that I left out the cilantro and used green onions. I also left out the chili's and the salsa...I didn't read the recipe thoroughly before going to the store...oops! Even with those changes we thought they were really good and so filling.


Maria said...

I love veggie burgers and these look amazing! I saw them on Prudy's site too! Yours look great!! Thanks for the reminder...I really need to make them!

SavvyGirl said...

this look so good!! Can't wait to try them out!

diane said...

Looks like a nice change from the same old-same old.

Pineapple Hill said...

I'm definitely going to try this one. I love all those ingredients!

Prudy said...

Oh, I'm so glad you made them and liked them. I've been away for too long so I've got to catch up on all your fab posts.

Marci said...

We LOVED this and will definitely be making it again soon!