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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Feed A Cold


I've been planning to make these Black Bean Burgers that I saw on Asha's blog for quite a while now. Right now I'm battling a head-cold, so my brain is a bit fuzzy, but I did make these burgers today. I'm hoping to do a little more cooking later, but it seems that everytime I make the least effort, I need to go take a nap, so we'll see what happens. That saying "Feed a cold and starve a fever" is quite appropriate right now. I'm trying to keep my strength up.

These burgers are also my submission to The Well-Seasoned Cook's blog event - My Legume Love Affair.

I adapted Asha's recipe, but I think that my burgers were a little dry. Next time I think I may add more oil or not put in as much cornmeal. They do have a nice flavor though. Here's the recipe.

Black Bean Burgers
15 oz. can of black beans
1 T garlic powder
1 T oregano
1 T basil
1 T cilantro
1/3 cup corn meal
1/2 large onion = 1 cup
1 T canola oil

Rinse beans and drain. Put beans in food processor to quickly grind up.

Pour ground beans into medium bowl. Add onion, seasonings, and oil. Combine with fork.

Form bean mixture into patties.

Put skillet over medium heat and coat with oil. Cook patties until browned on both sides


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21 comments:

Mes Deux Cents said...

Hi Anali,

I just heard on the news that cloned meat is on the way, so you have perfect timing with this recipe!

I hope you feel better soon.

Kuan Gung said...

mes deux cents is right...I've tried these pre made and they were very good!

Susan said...

Thank you, Anali, for this super-easy, nutritious recipe. Your cold doesn't have a chance now. Hope you feel better very soon.

Asha said...

Anali, wish you a speedy recovery. Yeah, it is very cold these days, got keep those head and ears covered when we go out.
Bean Burgers look really good. You could add few tbsps of Tomato sauce too if you feel they are a bit dry. Keep the corn meal, it gives a bit of texture and crispness. Enjoy!:)
I am baking something with Rum and raisins right now, will post!;D
I will open the comments in Feb, visiting very very few blogs regularly including your's. Be warm!:)

giz said...

Although not a vegan, I've wanted a high fibre hamburger alternative forever and these look terrific.

Suldog said...

Those look mighty tasty! I'll have to try some.

I become ravenous whenever I get a cold. I want to eat just about all the time.

Hope you feel better soon!

bipolarlawyercook said...

Looks good! What did you serve these with? Something bright-tasting, I hope!

Get well soon!

Zen Chef said...

I love black beans! For once i like something tasty AND healthy! Nice little challenge here, i might give it a try if i feel ambitious enough! :-)

Nance said...

sounds lovely. husband is a major carnivore, but i might try this one night when he is off at a cavaliers game.

(your celtics are having a MAJOR season thanks to some rebuilding!!)

Susan from Food Blogga said...

Get well soon, Anali. I'm sure these burgers will help. They sound so nutritious and delicious.

Margie said...

Sorry you aren't feeling well, Anail.
Hope you'll be better soon!
I'm going to make those burgers!
They look so good!

Margie

so simple said...

Anali
Hope your cold is better. Those first few days while it working your way through the system can be miserable.
I've seen those burgers on Asha's blog they look delicous will give them a go when we get home.

Cheers

David Sullivan said...

They look great! I had some beef and black bean stew last night that was scrumptious! Can a hetero guy say scrumptious? LOL

Anali said...

mes deux cents - That cloned meat scares me so much! Don't most of those animals die of unknown causes? I just hope that the meat is labeled as such, so people can decide if they want to eat it. And I am feeling better! ; )

kuan gung - Well, hello stranger! Happy New Year! Good to see you here again! I'm a fan of the premade ones too, but I definitely prefer to make my own when I can.

susan - Welcome! I'm glad you like the recipe and thanks for having such a cool event on your blog!

Anali said...

asha - The cold is definitely on its way out! Thanks for suggesting the tomato sauce. I'll try that next time, because this recipe is a real keeper.

giz - Welcome! These really are good and I think that adding tomato sauce, as Asha suggested, will make them even better.

suldog - The cold does the same thing to me, which is not good! ; )

Anali said...

bipolarlawyercook - I put them on homemade tortillas, which is my next post! ; )

zen chef - I'm sure you could whip up quite a beautiful meal with these! ; )

nance - We seem to be on a winning streak in these parts!

Anali said...

susan from food blogga - Thanks for the good wishes! I'm on my way and I'm sure these burgers didn't hurt. ; )

margie - Let me know how you like them!

so simple - I'll be looking forward to you maybe posting about them! : D

david sullivan - I think you can say whatever you want to say! ; )

starry nights said...

Thanks for the recipe and i do hope you are feeling better.

Anali said...

starry nights - You're welcome and thanks! ; )

Mes Deux Cents said...

Anali,

Unfortunately the FDA is NOT making meat sellers label cloned meat.

Also it's hard to know about the health of cloned animals because many times they mix them with non-cloned animals and don't track them.

Once again the FDA is letting us down.

Anali said...

mes deux cents - That has to change! We should be able to know what we are eating and be able to make a choice.

 
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