If there is one recipe that can be adapted to vegetarian cooking, it is the one for hamburger.
Meat can be replaced with legumes, vegetables and cereals seasoned with herbs and spices resulting in a delicious bite like this red bean and rice burger. It is a great alternative for those occasions when we want to give the body a rest or we do not feel like eating meat or fish.
- 1 onion
- 1 clove of garlic
- 5 g sweet paprika
- 5 g ground cumin
- 5 g of dry oregano
- 2 g of ground chili
- 15 g of tomato concentrate
- 120 g of cooked rice
- 400 g of cooked red beans (canned)
- 100 g of breadcrumbs
- Ground black pepper
- Extra virgin olive oil
Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Heat some oil in a frying pan and fry them over a low heat for 10 minutes. Let it cool down before crushing, with the herbs and spices, the tomato paste and the cooked white rice. We salt and pepper to taste.
Add the red beans (well drained) and the breadcrumbs and mash them a little, as we do not want to obtain a puree. Put the mixture in the fridge and leave it there for 30 minutes to get consistency. This way it will be easier to form the burgers.
We divide the dough into six portions. Sprinkle breadcrumbs on the work surface and form each hamburger with the help of a plate ring. Sprinkle more breadcrumbs on the surface of the hamburgers, making sure they are well covered.
Heat a little oil on a griddle and fry the burgers over medium heat for five or six minutes on each side. We mount the burgers on the preferred bread on a bed of fresh spinach and tomato slices and accompanying sliced cheese (all optional).
It can be served with a cool drink. We can accompany it with some French fries to make it a complete meal. It is a bit strong, so it is better to avoid it at dinner time.