I thought it would be fun to start a post w/ meatless recipes. Several people seemed interested.... to be "flirting" with the idea, as it was put in another post. So... I thought it would be fun to get some recipes going so we could flirt a little more seriously. ;)
Black Bean Burgers
adapted from Epicurious.com
3 cups black beans, prepared
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 Tbsp plus 1/2 cup chunky salsa for topping
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
Prepare the beans, if using dry. Drain liquid from cans or prepared beans. Mash beans, add ingredients mixing well together. Form into patties and cook on a skillet over the stove in a little oil, or on the grill. Be careful when flipping so they won't fall apart. Cook on a grill over low heat for 3 minutes on each side or until they develop the crust you want. Top with salsa or other toppings. Enjoy!
Garbanzo and vegetables
Another favorite was to defrost some frozen mixed veggies, mix them with garbanzo beans (there's the protein) and top w/ italian dressing. yum yum!
Portabello Mushroom Burgers
Just use a portabello mushroom and remove the stem. Cut small slices in the top of the cap and run oil, garlic or whatever seasonings you like (I love Rosemary) and grill them or broil them like you would a beef patty. I am the only one in the family who likes it this way so there's a lonly mushroom on a pan with the beef. I LOVE it though. It's great on a bun w/ avacado slices on it too.