Beans, beans the musical fruit
The more you eat, the more you toot
The more you toot, the better you feel
We should have beans for every meal!
Dried beans are wonderful!
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.
Plus, they are very decorative!
We have been trying to have some sort of bean-based meal every week.
I call it The Bean Challenge!
This week I’m making Black Bean Burgers.
Here is my recipe:
Prepare 1 pound of beans according to the “quick soak” package directions. Remember, when you’re done soaking the beans, you can save this water for watering for your plants!
Take 1/2 of the beans and mash them. (Keep the rest of the beans for another meal or toss a few into a salad.)
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.
Serve on hamburger buns or enjoy as an open faced sandwich, using a slice of toast, a fried egg, tomato slices and a little taco sauce! YUM!
Black bean burgers in the grocery store, cost about $5.00. From scratch, I get more burgers than what you get in the box, and I can flavor them exactly as we like. Half a bag of beans and a few other ingredients cost me approximately $1.50.
MONEY SAVED $3.50!
- Beans with no preservatives or additives
- Delicious meals that are high in fiber, iron, potassium and magnesium
- Multi-purposing water….soaking the beans, then watering your plants
- Beans are delightfully colorful