Beans, beans the magical fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot
The more you toot, the better you feel
We should have beans for every meal!
I love dried beans.
They are cheap to buy, easy to grow, a great source of fiber, have a really long shelf life and are a very tasty way to fill your belly!
Lately, I have been trying to have some sort of bean-based meal every week.
I call it The Bean Challenge!
Two weeks ago, I made Bean and Sausage Soup.
Last week, I made homemade Refried Beans. Yum!
This week I’m going to try Black Bean Burgers.
This is my recipe:
Prepare 1 lb of beans according to package directions. Remember the save the soak water for your plants!
Take 1/2 of the beans and mash them. (Keep the rest of the beans for another meal)
Add 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1 egg, 1/2 cup bread crumbs, some garlic, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.
Shape into patties and fry in olive oil until heated through.
I’m going to serve them on these buns I have rising!
Black bean burgers in the freezer section cost about $5.00, but from scratch I get more than what comes in the box and I can flavor them exactly as we like them. Half a bag of beans and other ingredients cost me approximately $1.00
MONEY SAVED $4.00!!