Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wednesdays are love.

Today I woke up to snow.  Again.  In the middle of April :(  I shouldn't really be surprised but somehow I always am.  We had already planned on bbq type food but I decided to cook it all inside and continued to pretend that it was spring outside.  I'm tired of the pretending...anyway!  We spent the day inside cleaning (and cleaning and cleaning) and getting a whole bunch of stuff done that I've been avoiding.  The burgers were made this morning, starting from this recipe but then totally finishing off as something different!  Served with some roasted veggies and corn on the cob, it was the prefect way to avoid the weather outside.  Tomorrow is a new day and it's not looking quite so terrible.

Black Bean Burgers

2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup of cooked brown rice
1 chopped red pepper
1 chopped onion
5 cloves minced garlic
3/4 cup sliced white mushrooms
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup ground flax seed
1/4 cup water
1 tbsp curry paste
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp cilantro
salt and pepper
1 tsp hot sauce
1 cup bread crumbs

*In a large bowl mash black beans together with rice
*In a food processor, pulse together onion, garlic, pepper, and mushrooms
*In a small bowl mix together flax and water, set aside for 5 minutes
*Add flax mixture and vegetable mixture to black beans and rice
*Add remaining ingredients and let sit for 10 minutes
*Form into patties and cook on a skillet in olive oil for 5 minutes per side
*Grill burgers (inside or out) until heated through


  1. This burger was the BEST burger EVER! Though my burger needed more sauce. I need more sauce than the average person.

  2. I just mixed of a batch of these to BBQ tonight. I can't wait. They smell so good and they haven't even been heated! I had to make a few adjustments to what I had on hand - grated carrot for the mushrooms, panko flakes for the bread cumbs and we had leftover jasmine rice instead of brown. I love reading your recipes. They are so inspiring! Keep it up.