mmm… good plain or in a bun

This can easily be modified for specific dietary restrictions. I always make a double batch, since they freeze really well. After letting them thaw, they quickly and easily brown in the pan for a fresh cooked taste. I have made them with all beef, as well as a pork and beef mixture. If oats are substituted for rice, they need to be soaked prior to using them.

  • 1 cup cooked rice and cooled
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 finely diced onion sauteed and cooled
  • 1 large clove of garlic finely chopped
  • Place all ingredients in large bowl. Using your hands mix everything thoroughly. If it appears too wet, adjust by adding more meat . Using a large cookie scoop, drop meat into a hot cast iron skillet, and flatten. Once they brown nicely, flip, and brown second side.