“I used to go to a Vegatarian Cafe in Bethlehem, PA and they made this dish which is phenomenal. They are VERY guarded about their recipes so I came up with this version which is comparable! I have been having a hard time getting these to stick together while cooking, so I would suggest throwing in an egg or two(?) I haven't tried that yet, but I wll will repost once I do.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mash or puree 1 can black beans and add second can to mashed beans.
  2. Add next 9 ingredients (up to pepper) to mixture and mix through.
  3. Add brown rice and mix well, then add corn meal and mix well.
  4. Heat oil in pan over med-high heat.
  5. Take enough of the mixture out to form a large "meatball" and repeat until all the mixture is gone. Add them to the oil one at a time and fry until all side are crisp. Drain on a paper towel.
  6. These can be put into pitas with lettuce, shredded carrots, cucumbers, etc and topped with salsa, or a tofu sour cream.

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