Thought I'd share with you a little experimental lunch I whipped today that turned out pretty good. I'd been hearing a lot about veggie burgers. And honestly, I was dubious. I'm definitely a carnivore, but I'm not a frequent meat-eater. Plus, I'm attempting to bring healthier stuff into my diet, remember? So being curious about these veggie burgers, I picked up a package on my last grocery run. I chose MorningStar's Spicy Black Bean Burger. The "spicy" description lured me in. These patties are made outta black beans, roasted corn, brown rice, and chilli peppers.
I sauteed half a yellow onion and a few sliced white button mushrooms in a bit of olive oil. (My measurements are sooo exactly, I know...) I microwaved the patties to thaw them a bit, then finished cooking them with the onion/mushroom mix. I piled the patties and all onto sandwich-sized pita bread. And took my first doubtful bite. Delish! The patties didn't have the "kick" to them that I expected. (I am a leather tongue after all.) But I'm pleasantly surprised. I foresee much more eating of veggie burgers in my future. They're filling, too. I made two but could only eat one and a half before becoming quite full.
For your convenience:
Yellow Onions + White Button Mushrooms
Do any of you eat veggie burgers? What do you put on 'em?
Oh my goodness, I LOVE black beans. I always keep a few cans in the kitchen; you can make almost anything with black beans and it tastes good! I experimented a lot when I gave up meat this past Lent. These were two of my favorite black bean recipes if you're looking for more. :)
My mom makes a black bean, corn, and rice dish a lot, so I've learned to like black beans recently. This sounds like a good burger! I will definitely have to look for it at the store.
I made my own veggie burgers this week :)
have a look at them here http://awaywiththefairies-x.blogspot.co.uk/
I love veggie burgers so much, and MorningStar's are delish (just keep an eye on the sodium in your diet because they have a lot). My favorite brand is Amy's. Boca's flavored varieties are pretty good, too. If you like 'em spicy, I'm sure there are some homemade patty recipes out there! I love mushrooms and onions on my veggie burgers, and I've even put bacon on them. I've also gotten some funny looks when I order a bacon cheeseburger with a veggie patty substitution at restaurants!
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