Happy Monday and Power to the cupcakes!
For several weeks I have been trying to get my hands on brussel sprouts, but I just could not find any! On Saturday I saw them just sitting in the produce aisle waiting for me to purchase, score! I guess Brussel Sprouts were not on many people’s super bowl menu. If only they knew what they were missing.
Tonight I made a recipe from Jenna at Eatliverun. Caramelized Brussel Sprouts. What enticed me about this recipe was that they were chopped up so nicely and looked different than traditional cooked Burssel Sprouts that you usually see. I pretty much followed this recipe to a tee, I just did not add the walnuts.
With this DELICIOUS side I made Black & White bean burgers. From looking at my recipes I am realizing how many bean recipes I have. Love it! These burgers came out really really good, who needs you meat! Actually, I should not talk that way about meat. I liked you meat, I really do. I appreciate all that you do for me (protein, iron, taste). It is just that…. I LOVE beans. They provide for me more that you ever will be able to. You can never come close to what beans offer. I grew up with my Mom’s delicious rice and beans, I guess that started my infatuation.
I actually wanted to make just black bean burgers, but I only had half a can of them. So I mixed it up with a little bit of white beans (cannellini beans)
Black & White bean burgers
- 1/2 can black beans
- 1 can of white beans
- 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
- 1 large carrot grated
- 1 egg
- 1 handful of fresh cilantro chopped
- 2 t oregano
- 2 t dried basil
- 1 pinch salt
- 3 T olive oil
Mash the beans with a spoon.
Stir in breadcrumbs. Add egg and mix in. Add grated carrot (a cheese grater works great) and the rest of the ingredients. Don’t forget to save some carrots for the pup!
Form into patties.
Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add patties to the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes, flip the patties and cook the other side for 3 minutes.
I love to eat burgers with an English Muffin. So I toasted 3 English muffins (2 for Matt) and ate the burgers open faced style.
Beans you are my real true love (shhh don’t tell Matt)