I used to have an old favorite black bean recipe. You can find it right here. Then again, why would you care about that recipe when I’m claiming this one is now my current favorite? I found this recipe in Cooking Light and gave it a shot. I’m always on the look out for bean burger recipes that might be keepers. Luckily I gave this one a shot because I really love this one! Not only does the bean burger have great flavor, the sauce is really quite tasty! Now, don’t freak out on me because I made a sauce where the base is mayo. If you’re really a mayo hater then sub the mayo for Greek yogurt or sour cream.
Besides loving these bean burgers, lately I am loving the Tone It Up girls on Youtube. I think I’d seen their videos before but I had never give them a chance. After seeing people check in on Twitter about their workout videos being killer, I finally decided to give them a try. Oh my gosh! I love their workouts! I’ve only been doing them on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s but I’m already noticing a difference in my abs. Each workout has totally kicked my butt and has me sweating within 2 minutes. I really hope to fit another one of their workouts into my Saturday mornings. I also love that the workouts aren’t long at all. If I feel like it I can get a total body workout done in 20 minutes, or I can choose different videos to target specific areas. Anyway, they are awesome and I’m lovin’ them!
Another favorite lately is an old favorite that I’m rediscovering thanks to Netflix. I started watching the series Charmed again. I’ve mentioned before my love for witch shows and Charmed is no exception. I’ve already worked my way through Season 1 and I’m well into Season 2. Some episodes are pretty corny, but I love the sister’s and the whole idea of the “Power of Three”. Wow, I totally sounded like a nerd there. Anyway, if you never gave Charmed a chance when it was on air all those years ago, then I really think you should. That is if you can get over the ridiculous outfits they wear.
Black Bean Burgers
Adapted from Cooking Light November 2013
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup panko
1 large egg, beaten
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon Sriracha
1 teaspoon lime juice
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. In a large bowl; mash black beans. It’s okay to leave a few beans whole. Stir in onion, garlic, cilantro, soy sauce, salt, pepper, panko, and beaten egg. Form mixture into 4 equal sized patties. Place on a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat to prevent sticking. You could also spray the patties with nonstick cooking spray. Bake patties for 8 minutes, remove from oven to flip patties, and bake on the other side for another 8 minutes.
3. In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, Sriracha, and lime juice.
4. Assemble burger by lightly coating buns with the Sriracha aioli, top with a bean burger, and lettuce.