The toppings were outstanding, if I say so myself! Especially that no-oil vegan Thousand Island dressing. What a winner!
This burger is a combination of what we loved from the Earth Burger and the Pintos and Rice burger. Adapt it any way you like. You can use any type of bean you have on hand, along with whatever raw veggies you’ve got. Maybe you have scallions instead of an onion? Use that instead! You cannot mess this up.
Serve on a whole wheat bun with all of your favorite burger fixin’s. Or serve over a salad. Store leftovers in the refrigerator. To warm burgers, toast in a toaster oven for a nice crispy outside.
makes 9 burgers
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 can (15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup cornmeal
1/2 cup barley flour
1 cups minced onion
1-2 large cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp hot sauce (optional)
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels (can be TJ’s fire roasted or not)
1 cup finely diced tomato
1 cup chopped fresh broccoli florets
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Prepare 3 cookie sheets with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
Place rice, beans, cornmeal, barley flour, onion, garlic, cumin, hot sauce (optional), salt and pepper into a large mixing bowl., With clean hands, squish and knead ingredients until everything is well incorporated.
Add corn, tomato and broccoli. Gently squish together with rice and bean mixture.
Scoop about a cup of the mixture into your hands and form a ball. Place ball onto the prepared baking sheet and press down onto the top of the ball until the ingredients have formed a burger shape, about 1/2″ thick.
Repeat until all ingredients are made into burgers. Bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven, flip all of the burgers and place sheets back into the oven (I recommend rotating the placement of the sheets in the oven for more even baking). Bake for an additional 20 minutes. The exterior of the burgers should be slightly brown and crispy.
I love a good theme dinner party, like Taco Night or Thanksgiving in July. Have you ever hosted or been to a vegan dinner party with a food theme? What was the theme? Was it a success?