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I hope everyone had a good time. Memorial day weekend is a classic for outdoor grilling. This year I decided to make black bean burgers. It was a relatively simple recipe that tasted great.
Grilled up and ready for eating!
Black Bean Burgers
(View the original recipe here)
What you’ll need:
1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon chopped garlic 2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
1 egg (I was at my parents who have chickens so I was lucky enough to get a fresh laid egg!)
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Salt and fresh ground black
In a food processor, blend the onion and garlic together.
Next add one can of black beans and spices, blend until smooth.
Then, in a bowl, stir the mixture, the second can of black beans, and the bread crumbs together.
Finally, make patties and grill on medium heat for about 6 minutes per side!
I’m never hungry first thing in the morning so I usually take something to eat at work. In the past it was something like a bagel and cream cheese or pop-tarts (I convinced myself they were ok because I ate Nature’s Path Organic “Toaster Pastries”).
I decided to find a better breakfast that I could quickly make in the morning.
In my quest I discovered the homemade egg sandwich (seen below).
Especially good after a morning run!
An Awesome Breakfast in 5 min. or Less
Cheese of choice (I used slices of sharp cheddar)
Broccoli/Spinach/Veggie of choice (optional)
2 slices of bread (or bagel, pita wrap, English muffin)
Crack the egg into a ceramic bowl, stab the yolk, and cover with a plate. Cook it on 50% power for approx. 2 minutes. (If you can’t figure out how to adjust your microwaves power you might explode your first egg, like me).
While the egg is microwaving toast the bread.
When the egg is done use the same bowl to steam the broccoli. Place the broccoli in the bowl and cover with a little water. Cook in the microwave for aprox. 2 minutes.
Layer everything to make a great, quick out-the-door sandwich!
3/4 cup oat flour (you can make this by pulsing rolled oats into a food processor or spice grinder until finely ground; 1 cup of oats yielded 3/4 cup oat flour for me)
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon Kosher or coarse salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly (plus extra for the pan)
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1 cup cooked oatmeal*
1 tablespoon unsulphured (not blackstrap) molasses or 1 tablespoon honey
2 large eggs
Whisk the dry ingredients together then add the wet ones.
Cook on a hot skillet until it looks like a pancake.