Buried in work last night, my lovely boy toy made one of the most delicious dinners I’ve had in a while.
I’m a big fan of trying different genres of food. I experiment with vegetarian dishes all the time. (It’s a nice break from greasy meat.) And one of my favorite things is Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger.
While it’s quite good, it’s a frozen meatless product and suffers from the loss of robust taste that fresh preparation lends itself to.
Last night, this fact hit me harder than ever.
Served on a multigrain boule bun and accompanied by spring lettuce mix and a ripe slice of tomato, I simply added a bit of White Castle’s Dusseldorf mustard and a Greek side salad for an elevated state of foodie bliss!
- 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats, coarsely ground in a food processor
- 1 can black beans, partially mashed (leave some whole)
- 1/4 cup sweet canned corn
- 1/4 fresh chopped cilantro
- 2 Tbsp. salsa (Your choice)
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- 1/3 cup red onion
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- A squirt of lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
In a medium bowl, mix together all ingredients and then form into patties. Refrigerate your patties for at least 3o minutes before attempting to cook or they will fall apart.
Heat a large skillet and spray with non-stick olive oil over medium heat. Once hot, cook burgers for about 8 minutes on each side, or until browned and heated throughout.
Place on bun and serve!
Black beans promote digestive tract health and have a high indigestible fraction– higher than either lentils or chickpeas. It is also a rich source of three flavonoids. Some research suggests that consumption of black beans actually lowers your chances for colon cancer, and we’re big fans of staying alive.