Monday, January 30, 2012

Meatless Monday

Its Meatless Monday, we got todays delicious dinner from The Vegetarian Family Cookbook by Nava Atlas. I love it, the food is meat free, low cal, and yummy for me and the kids! Today we are having:
Savory Bean Burgers with Yogurt-Mustard Dressing
Makes 12
76 Calories
1/3 cup quick-cooking oats
One 16-ounce can beans, drained and rinsed, or 2 cups well cooked beans
½ bell pepper, minced
2 scallions, minced
2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ cup wheat germ
1 to 2 teaspoons salt free all-purpose seasoning (Mrs. Dash or McCormick’s is great)
Light olive oil

3/4 cup low fat yogurt or soy yogurt
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
1 tablespoon tahini, optional

1. Combine the oatmeal and 2/3 cup boiling water in a cup. Let stand for 5 minutes

2. Mash the beans well in a mincing bowl. Add the oatmeal and the remaining    burger ingredients except the oil, and still until thoroughly mixed

3. Heat just enough oil to coat he bottom of a large nonstick skillet. When sizzling hot, drop the burger mixture onto the skillet in 1/3 cup full and flatten lightly to 3-4inch rounds. Cook on both sides over medium heat until nicely browned.

4.  Combine all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and stir until completely blended.
We ate this with veggies from garden (onion, lettuce, and our confused tomatoes that are red even though its winter) and pitta bread. For a side we had some yummy vegetarian baked beans and coleslaw.

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