Beans, Beans The Magical Fruit

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!

Beans

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.

Black Beans

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!

Buns

YUM!

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!!

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