Posts tagged ‘Black Beans’

August 23, 2011

Eat More Plants!

A simple yet fantastic plant based meal.

Totally satisfying.

Take some inspiration from these perfect pairings.

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Whole Grain Rice : Black Beans : Mango and Pineapple Salsa

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Garden Fresh Tomatoes : Freshly Plucked Basil : Tap Room Balsamic : Mozzarella Cheese

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Garden Fresh String Beans : Raw Almonds : Tap Room Meyer Lemon Olive Oil

green beans

Who misses the meat?  Not me!

plate

All served with a glass of Malbec.

Malbec

What simple plant combos are you eating?

April 28, 2011

Black Beans = The Bomb

Like tic tic.

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Steve has been requesting bean burgers FOREVER!  Somehow they never made the cut on the weekly menu plan.  But tonight things changed.  Bean burgers will be a staple in this house.  Especially the black bean variety.

These were extremely easy to make and were creamy and delicious.

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Combine:

  • 1 can black beans
    • rinsed, drained, and mashed
  • 1/2 green pepper, 1/4 large onion, and 3 cloves garlic,
    • roughly chopped, sautéed, and then minced in a food processor

*The sautéing is an extra step, but I wouldn’t eliminate it.  I sauté peppers and onions whenever I get the chance because I love the sweetness instead of the bite.

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper

Mash it all together and form 4 patties.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes on each side.  Add cheese at the end and warm for a few more minutes to melt.

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I’ll be crumbling my extra burger over a big salad for lunch tomorrow.  Can’t wait!

And I’m off to do some readin’ and …

dreamin

What’s your favorite bean?