Jamie says: So Kathryn and I are in this competition right now over who can hold out the longest before giving in to go to Publix. I just looked at my debit book… it’s been since March 30th since I’ve walked through those lovely sliding doors. Do you want to know what the prize is? A lip gloss (that I honestly don’t really want). In a wierd way, I have really been enjoying this though. It’s the perfect situation for me to think outside the box when it comes to my cooking. I’ve strayed away from my “regular” foods and have eaten some new creations and leftover frozen meals. Tonight’s dinner was a black bean burger with basil lime mayo on challah bread. Here’s the recipe:
In a pan, sautee chopped garlic in extra virgin olive oil until lightly browned and then set aside. Meanwhile, drain and rinse a can of black beans. Pour beans in a bowl and mash with a fork. Add the garlic (but leave the olive oil in the pan), one egg, chopped fresh basil, sea salt, and freshly ground pepper and mix well. Add Ian’s Panko Italian Style Breadcrumbs to the pan to soak up the olive oil, and then pour the breadcrumbs into the bean mixture. Mix and form into 3 bean patties. Pour a little more olive oil in the pan and cook the bean patties on both sides for a total of about 15 minutes. Then, carefully transfer the patties to a baking sheet sprayed with PAM and cook in the oven for about 7 minutes. Add slices of low fat mozzarella cheese during the last 3 minutes. Toast slices of challah bread. To make the mayo, add 1 packet of True Lime Crystallized Lime (or fresh lime juice) and chopped fresh basil to the mayonnaise. Mix and spread mayo on the challah. Carefully place bean burger on bread and top with garlic salt, Publix Spicy Brown Mustard, and Publix Greenwise Organic Ketchup.
Dinner was quite fabulous. I even have leftovers for another meal. Oh, and I’ve already told Kathryn I’m not giving in.
Nutrition note: Black beans are high in fiber and low in fat.
Round 2- Here’s are my variations:
– added fresh parsley to the mayo
– added some Truvia to the mayo
– cold bean burger
They made something great even better!