Remedy Veggie Patty

Photo by thekitchenwhisperer.net

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Nature’s Promise Organic Black Beans (15.5 oz. can)
  • 1/2 cup diced Portabella Mushroom
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1/4 cup diced roasted red pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nature’s Promise minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Dean Jacob’s Tuscany Blend seasoning
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded organic coconut
  • 2 eggs, (Vegans may exclude this ingredient.)
  • 2 tbsp shredded Parmesan,¬†(Vegans may exclude this ingredient.)

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 360 degrees.
  • Mash the entire can of black beans in a mixing bowl.
  • Add in all the other ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Form into 4 even patties, with approximately a half inch thickness.
  • Spray a baking sheet with Olive Oil Spray, (Nature’s Promise.)
  • Place the patties with an inch in between.
  • Cook in oven for 15-18 minutes.
  • Ready to serve!

 

Portions: 1 patty for women/ 2 patties for men

You may top the patty with Nature’s Promise Ketchup or Dijon Mustard & a pinch of ¬†shredded Parmesan or Cheddar. If you are using this recipe as Meal 4 on the Remedy Recipes format, you may have a 1 cup portion of a Remedy Recipes Approved vegetable & a side salad. If you are using this recipe as a Meal 2 or Meal 3, you may add some roasted red skin potatoes seasoned with Dean Jacob’s Tuscany Blend seasoning to compliment the patties. (1 medium red skin potato for women/ 1 large red skin potato for men.) (Dean Jacob’s seasoning is available at Uncle Giuseppe’s.) Also add a vegetable to Meals 2 & 3.

One of our daughters is a vegetarian. She eats eggs & Greek yogurt, but her other protein options are limited to black beans, kidney beans, cannellini beans, & lentils. (I’m happy that she has eggs on a daily basis, because of the quality of the protein.) I wanted to create a veggie patty without all the fillers that you find in so many that are out there. I used shredded unsweetened coconut as an emulsifier, because as you know, flour of any kind is not approved on my plan. The Portabella Mushroom also acts as an emulsifier. It’s an interesting combination, but it holds together well, and doesn’t overpower with coconut flavor. The seasoning, peppers, onion, & garlic provide a good balance of flavor, while the black bean mash becomes the meat of the patty.

We hope that you enjoy this tasty patty. If you’re a vegetarian, it’s perfect as is. If you’re a vegan, simply eliminate the eggs & Parmesan. (If you’re neither vegetarian nor vegan, have a real dang burger! LOL.) Just kidding. You may actually like this one, and it provides great fiber, & healthy, organic ingredients.

Mangiare, Piaccia! Eat, Enjoy!

About the author

John M. Di Fazio II
John M. Di Fazio II

John M Di Fazio II is a nutrition consultant, a personal trainer, and a massage therapist and has twenty years of experience working in the fitness industry. He was employed by Gold's Gym for thirteen years and in 2005 co-founded Remedy Fitness, a unique fitness establishment located in East Setauket, New York. While in the employ of Gold's Gym, he was recruited into Nutritionalysis, a nutrition company based in Venice Beach, California that specialized in individualized nutrition programs, and received his certification. Excelling in the field, his clientele grew by thousands. While establishing such a full clientele in nutrition and personal training, John also graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a bachelors degree in philosophy and also graduated from the New School for Holistic Health & Research on Long Island, New York with a degree and a New York State license for massage therapy.

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