I’ve never been a huge red meat eater so I was super excited to find healthy vegetarian alternatives to meat in beans.  Black beans are great for those looking to bump up fibre, improve bone strength and lower cholesterol.

What I love most about black beans is that they are versatile and extremely affordable. For example you can add black beans to rice, soups, salads and you can even make dips. Talk about bang for your buck.  I also  have some green beans coming up in the garden but I’ll save that for another post.

It does take some time getting used to the concept of beans as meat  but once you get the flavor right I promise you won’t miss those traditional burgers for much longer. I have all of my family hooked on these burgers and they are some crazy picky eaters.

Ingredients

2 Cups of black beans If you use dry beans be sure to soak them for a few hours ahead of time

1 Onion

1/2 Red Pepper

1 Cup of Seasoned Breadcrumbs

Seasonings: Onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, all purpose seasoning

Instructions

Rinse beans and cover in a pot with water

Boil beans until soft

Drain in a strainer

Saute onion and pepper in a frying pan

Add beans, onion and pepper into a blender or food immersion mixer

Scrape into a container or large bowl

Add breadcrumbs and seasonings to taste

Scoop and roll into burger pattie

Pan fry on medium heat

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Cook Time 30 minutes

Bermuda Homemade Onion Rings

When life gives you onions make onion rings. Okay, this one was probably not the healthiest side but it was very tasty and you can bake onion rings instead of deep frying.

Ingredients

1 Bermuda Onion

2 Eggs

1/2 Cup Seasoned Bread Crumbs

1 Cup of flour

Salt, Pepper, Other seasonings of choice

Instructions

Cut the onion width ways or in horizontal slices

Put the flour, seasonings and bread crumbs in a bag

Dip the onion rings in egg and in the mixture. Repeat the process

Bake or pan fry in healthy oil of choice.

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