We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.
Everyone has a favorite body part, and mine just happens to be my hands. Growing up I dreamed of becoming a hand model. The thoughts of lotion commercials, holding products at just the right angle for the perfect sell, or the dream job of being the hands holding the apple on the Twilight book just appealed to me. I have unusually large hands for a woman, so I thought that could only help when it came to holding a large container of orange juice.
My dreams were crushed when reality set in. I am way to accident prone to be a hand model.
What did I do to my hand? Is that a burn mark?
Knowing that realization, I turned to something I could put my hands to good use for….food blogging. I can easily sneak a finger or two into some shots, but sometimes the food speaks for itself like these…
Black Bean Burgers
1 (15.25 ounce) can black beans
1 Tablespoon garlic, minced
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup breadcrumbs
¼ cup quick oats
1. In a food processor, combine beans, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper. Mix thoroughly.
2. Stir in breadcrumbs and oats.
3. Form mixture into patties.
4. Heat skillet, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, on medium-low heat. Cook patty for 5 minutes on each side.
These can be dressed up with any of your favorite burger toppings. I choose Dijon mustard, spinach, and some Wickles relish. Yum!
I opted to ditch the egg and keep these burgers totally vegan, and they held up really well without it.
They also keep really well, so you can make them all at once and easily heat them up for lunch later. Score!
I have tried many frozen black bean burger varieties, but this version is so much better. It is meatier and more filling compared to the compact frozen ones.
What is your favorite alternative burger?