Thursday, December 11, 2008

Perfectly Portioned Burger

by Meghann on December 11, 2008

Bean Burger that is! :)

A vegetarian co-worker of mine told me about his family was split half and half with of both meat eaters and veggie lovers. When they grill out the grill is split into two sides, one with regular burgers and the other with Boca Burgers. I asked him if he ever makes his own bean burgers in place of the Boca and – gasp! – he never had! They’re so easy and 10 times better then Boca burgers! I figure if it’s a special enough occasion to call for burgers on the grill then its special enough to make a homemade bean version to go on it.

Vegetarian co-worker this recipe is for you. Hopefully one day you will cross the line and try your hands at creating your own Bean Burger. :)

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I just happened to end up with one burger when I created it tonight, so I thought it would be the perfect item to add to my Perfectly Portioned for One meal list. :)

Back Bean Squash Burger for One

  • 1/2 cup + 2 tblsp Black Beans
  • 1/4 cup Defrosted Frozen Squash
  • 1/4 cup Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tblsp Crnr
  • Chili Powder
  • Pepper
  • Salt
  1. In a food processor combine the 1/2 cup of Black Beans & squash until blended.
  2. Take the mix out of the food processor and add the rest of the ingredients mix until you can from a patty
  3. Place the bean patty under the broiler on high and cook for 5 minutes on each side

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I sandwiched the Bean Burger between two pieces of whole wheat toast and topped it with Buffalo Sauce, Spinach and Tomato.


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On the side I had some Sweet Potato Fries

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and some steamed Green Beans for something green.

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I had every intention of making my BSI for the week, but was too wrapped up in my book that I decided to try it on Saturday instead. So still in the spirit of this week’s BSI of Peppermint I had some lovely Peppermint Ice Cream.

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I feel like its been forever since I have had this amazing treat! Oh how I’ve miss thee! Ryan tells me I should try Egg Nog, which she claims is equally as good. I have every intention of picking some up this week and challenging her claim. :)

I didn’t have a chance to eat my Popcorn in the movies last night so I popped a 100 calorie bag of Kettle Popcorn for my snack this afternoon.

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Well you would think my lap top woes would be over, now that I have my amazing Mac; unfortunately I think I may have just passed them along to my Mom. (Sorry Mom!) She called me last night to inform me a mysterious line had formed across the screen of her laptop, which is also a Hp! Poor Mommy! Her warranty expired in August and the people at HP have been as much help to her as they were to me. Luckily the line is just on the screen so it does not effect the rest of the operating system. It is just large enough to annoy the crap out of my Mom though. My point to this story is…. DON’T BUY AN HP PEOPLE! I just had to get that out there one last time. :) Hopefully the line will disappear just as mysteriously as it formed, we will just have to wait and see.

Oh and if you haven’t already check out the launch of Caitlin’s new Holistic Medicine website www.TheHolisticDoctorIsIn.com. They have some amazing supplements on there that may cure what ever ailments may be haunting you. Go Check it out!! :)

Alright I’m off to read some more of New Moon. Good Night!

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