Thursday, October 28, 2010

Black Bean Burgers

October 28, 2010

I thought long and hard about an entry I wanted to make for a recipe contest I saw on Food Network. I Googled, I asked coworkers and I pursued the grocery store.

 

After stopping at the grocery store on my way home and picking up 3 free bottles of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce and all the ingredients for black bean burgers I was ready to go. I spent 20 minutes trying to figure out the     &$%*#&@^ flip cam so you could see me and the ingredients Winking smile  I finally somewhat figured it out and got cooking.

 

Ingredients

 

10 ounces of mushrooms, I used portobello, cremini, oyster and shitake

1 can black beans, rinsed and drained

1 jalapeno

3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp ancho chili Powder

1 tsp cumin

3/4 cup Panko bread crumbs

1 egg

Salt/Pepper

Whole Wheat Buns

Corn Salsa

 

Directions

 

  • Add beans, chopped mushrooms, jalapeno, Worcestershire, chili powder, cumin and salt/pepper until combined.
  • Add breadcrumbs and eggs and process
  • Form 4-5 patties and cook for 5 minutes on each side over medium high heat.
  • Top with a bit of corn salsa

 

 

Bean Burger

 

 

 

I really liked this burger, very filling and it would also make a good veggies dip since none of the ingredients need to be cooked.

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One of the best trips we have taken so far! What is not to love about food, wine, historic sites and gelato Smile When we arrived in Florence we headed for the hotel and to meet up with friends and start our amazing Italian vacation, wedding week and honeymoon.

 

We used hotel points to splurge on an amazing room at The Grand Hotel and enjoyed every minutes of it! Beautiful flowers, the most amazing view and having great friends staying in the same place!

 

 

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We spent 2 days and discovered the city, we had gelato, saw all of the great sights and rubbed some pig nose for good luck

 

 

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My favorite part of Florence by far was the wine and food. What’s not to love about fresh local flavors and some of the best wine in the world

 

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An easy 2 day itinerary if you can see museums relatively fast-

 

Day 1

Accademia (reserve in advance)

Markets (buy a purse)

Santa Maria Novella Church

Lunch and Supper at a great local place

 

Day 2

Uffizi

Duomo

People watching!

 

 

 

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Don’t forget to stop and relax!

 

 

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Favorite Part: Gelato and amazing food

 

Not So Favorite Part: Leaving. Honestly, I could move to Florence

 

 

Past Travel Thursday’s:

 

Madison, WI

Costa Rica

Luxor, Egypt

Hurghada, Egypt

Cairo

Paris Food

Paris Sights

Barcelona

Peru

Mexico City

Nicaragua

 

Coming up next week: Tuscany!

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