Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Happy Grilling!

When I gave up eating meat I knew there would be issues. Like the time my mother-in-law called and quietly whispered into the phone, “I heard something about you. Is it true? Are you a vegetarian?” 

Now, granted she’s a Michigander and vegetarians in Michigan are likened with hardened criminals. Although, since the phone call she has seen fit to forgive me,  it also made her feel better to know that once in a great while I’ll indulge in a good bite or two of safely raised fish or chicken.

Anyway, while perusing the internet on a quest to discover something wonderful, I found Hallelujah Acres website. This site promotes a raw, organic, plant-based diet. There is plethora of recipes, raw and cooked. 

This Black Bean Burger is one of them, and it’s the best veggie burger I’ve ever tried. There is nothing special about it, except the burger is delicious!

Please visit their web site when you have time. However, everything in moderation, there is some eye-opening information there.

Best Black Bean Veggie Burger!
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Black Bean Burgers
Serves 4
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 small onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 medium red pepper (chopped)
  • 4 medium cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked or canned organic black beans (drained)
  • 1 cup cooked brown basmati rice
  • 2 cups fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
  • Hot pepper sauce to taste (optional)
  • Also optional is adding 1 tablespoon of Ketchup (from Rhonda's Recipe book)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Celtic Sea Salt
Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, red pepper, and garlic. Cook while stirring frequently until soft and onions are translucent. Stir in cumin, turmeric, and cook for an additional minute. In a food processor, combine beans, rice and onion/pepper/garlic mixture. Transfer to a large bowl. Add breadcrumbs and mix well. Season with salt and hot pepper if desired. Flatten 1/4 cup amounts of mix into patties and they are ready for the outdoor grill. Cook about 3-5 minutes each side. Makes 8 burgers.
plant-based diet and nutritional organic superfoods

Additional nutritional information can be found on the above web site.


  1. This sounds easy as well as good. I'm going to try it, even though I'm not a vegetarian...:-)

  2. Thanks for the comment, Patricia! Even my "meat-eaters" like this one. I hope you'll enjoy. Have a blessed day.