So I have decided to go semi-vegetarian and get my protein from other plant and animal sources. I found a recipe for black bean burgers and tweaked it to my liking. They are delicious! I am going to make some huge batches and freeze them.
Black Bean Burgers
1 can of black beans (1 1/2 C)
1 C brown rice (or quinoa, which is faster to cook)
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 green pepper diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 C flour or bread crumbs (I used gluten free bread crumbs)
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp garlic salt
2 tsp olive oil
dash of hot pepper sauce (optional)
Heat 1 tsp of the olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Sauté the onions, green pepper and garlic until just softened. In a medium bowl mash the black beans with a fork. Add the onions, garlic and peppers and the remaining ingredients. Mix well.
Form 6 patties. Heat the other teaspoon of olive oil over medium heat. Place the patties on the pan and cook 4 minutes on each side.
You can eat these as a hamburger using a bun or by themselves. I melted mozzarella cheese on mine, then topped it with a little salsa. Avocado or guacamole would be delicious too.