Veggie PattiesSubmitted by: EAGLEBIKER38913
Introduction8cents a pattie to make & Lenten! 8cents a pattie to make & Lenten!
1c. cooked rice
1c. black beans, cooked
1/2 a bell pepper
2 cloves garlic
2 slices bread, toasted and crumbed
1 med egg
(more specific, by gram in nutri-tracker)
Egg, fresh, 1.04 large
Garlic, 2 cloves
Onions, raw, 1.04 medium (2-1/2" dia)
Green Peppers (bell peppers), 0.24 cup, strips
Beans, black, 1.04 cup
Bread, whole wheat (including toast), 2 slice
Brown Rice, long grain, 1.04 cup
SAUTEE onion in black iron skillet or non-stick skillet with garlic-- preferably minced, but I don't have a mincer. Throw in the bell peppers (I skimp on these as it becomes a dominating flavor. More or less onions or garlic don't change the caloric cost either.
TOAST the bread. Run through a food processor. According to your preferences you can run EVERYTHING through a food processor.
COMBINE all ingredients (introduce the egg) in a large bowl. I mix with my hands so be sure to set out plastic wrap on a cookie sheet first. Dole out mixture into eight lumps; flatten. Freezes indefinitely.
I think that freezing first and then coating in flour helps it stay a pattie rather than scrambling. Place in heated skillet and wait THREE WHOLE MINUTES at least on medium heat before flipping. Searing the outside adds to appearance, but you couldn't fool anyone into thinking it was meat.
If you actually dress it as a burger, it tastes rather like one. You can make links and use sausage spices with the same recipe or serve as a sirloin burger with FF Brown Gravy.
The best part of this for me, since I'm a college student, is making about 80 patties for the freezer before the semester starts for later convenience and less than ten dollars! Meat's expensive and adds cholesterol/fats that this doesn't. I'm not a vegetarian, though.
Props to the American Heart Association.
Number of Servings: 8
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user EAGLEBIKER38913.