Red Beans and Rice Burgers are hearty, filling, and perfect for a Mardi Gras meal
Mardi Gras is just around the corner, so it’s time to get celebrating!
With about 10 days of parades, parties, and people everywhere, it can be challenging to eat a well-balanced diet.
I always start my day with a protein filled breakfast (these bananas foster protein pancakes are great for out-of-town guests or just to keep you full & happy for a long day of partying). Then I’ll make a smoothie in a go-cup because Mardi Gras smoothies, duh — think lots of fruits & veggies plus vodka 😉
For a meal, it’s a good idea to eat something hearty that doesn’t fill you up too much but doesn’t make you feel like you’re eating “diet food” during a holiday called “Fat Tuesday.”
These Red Beans and Rice Burgers are the perfect example. They have all the good stuff found in Red Beans and Rice, but they don’t take all day to make. I like to serve them with some sliced veggies because let’s be honest… no one is sitting down for a salad during Mardi Gras. However, these red beans and rice burgers would be delicious over some lettuce and make for a lovely meal during any other time of year!
There are a few things you need to do to make these, but they’re worth it. Plus, you can easily double the recipe to make for a crowd or to keep in the fridge for something quick & easy to have when you need something other than another slice of king cake.
First, you’ll make the rice & veggies. Then boil the sausage & slice. Meanwhile, mash the beans and mix with the eggs & seasoning. Then stir everything together and fry.
These red beans and rice burgers are perfectly crispy on the outside with a soft (but not too mushy) center thanks to the veggies & sausage.
I enjoyed mine wrapped in a big lettuce leaf — which conveniently makes it a to-go item. One hand for you red beans and rice burger wrap, one hand for your drink. Laissez les bons temps rouler
**Find the recipe on My Cooking Spot**