Food Week: Day Two

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Good Morning!

Last night for supper we had veggie burgers! They were actually quite delicious. I should have put a little more effort into getting all the sauce off of the beans because they were a little too moist, but that was our only complaint. The one thing I really liked about these burgers was that I wasn't mushing my hands around in raw meat. This means that if you have children who are old enough to help with supper, this is a good meal for them. I also sauteed some mushrooms for them because I love mushrooms on burgers.

(recipe adapted from this recipe at Today's Parent)

1 can (540 ml) black beans, drained, rinsed and patted dry
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
1 large clove garlic, minced or crushed in garlic crusher
2 Tbsp bbq sauce
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (store bought)
1/2 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated


Combine beans and onions in a medium bowl and mash with a potato masher OR put them in a food processor just to chop them, not puree them. Mix in the remaining ingredients in order shown. Once all ingredients are combined, make 6 patties (about 1/2 inch thick). Cook burgers in a frying pan for 5 minutes each side, or until browned and cooked through. Brush tops with bbq sauce and dress them up as you like!

Make sure you drain, rinse and dry your beans first, though, so you don't have mushy burgers! Uncooked burgers can be frozen and used later, or refrigerated (uncooked) for 1 day. Also, I made a couple mini patties for the little guy to eat, so remember that you can get creative with yours, too.


4 wonderful comments:

Lisa Fergus said...

Oh, these sound great! Seriously, your blog is like pregnant porn this week! ;)

LyndaB said...

Wow those look really tasty! Dropping in from Lucky Link Tuesday, but I think I'll be coming back for the food. :)

Erica @ Acire Adventures said...

LOL! Lisa, you're adorable. They really are delicious and worth making yourself.

And thanks for stopping by Linda, nice to meet you! :)

Anonymous said...

Great writing! I want to see a follow up on this topic?