Saturday, September 15, 2012

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Mash Made In Heaven

Hooray for the weekend!! It's been a lazy-productive day so far. Meaning I have accomplished a lot while still in my PJ's. Knitting, cooking, cleaning, shopping ; ). And blogging of course! What's in store for your saturday??

Yesterday's post of Oven Fried Green Tomata's mentioned the bean burgers I made which were perfect with the FGT. It's also the fricken simpliest recipe for bean burgers eva. Thanks to Kath at Kath Eats Real Food! Out of all the bean burgers I have made, this was the tastiest, easiest burger hands down. They stayed together when cooking, and really only require two ingredients, but added some spices to make things interesting. No brainer!

No Brainer Bean Burgers
serves 4
adapted from Kath Eats Real Food

1 can black beans, rinsed
4 T whole wheat flour
spices to taste (I used cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and pepper)
1-2 T water

Combine the beans, spices, and flour in a bowl, and mash with a fork until...well mashed!

You can add a couple of tablespoons of water if the mixture is too dry. I ended up adding about a tablespoon to mine.

Heat a skillet to medium-high and spray with cooking spray.

Form bean mixture into 4 patties, and cook in skillet for about 3-4 minutes on each side. They should be nice and crispy on the outside.

The texture is rather creamy, and I'm in love with it! They stay together better than any of the burgers I made with breadcrumbs, or egg. You can also add additional veggies like diced pepper and onion for more flavor or nutrition. Either way I recommend these easy and cheap burgers!

They also freeze well. I cooked mine, and wrapped in plastic wrap, and reheated in the microwave for a minute. And they STILL stayed together. Kudos. Here's my burger topped with some mozzarella, my FGT, and some ketchup all wrapped in a big ol' collard green!

Enjoy the weekend!!

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