This meal was so worth it.
I’ve had a pretty stressful couple of weeks…no sleep, lots of posters/presentations/tests/teaching/research/etc and no sleep. at all.
Today I was in an especially bad mood so I decided to cook something that would take my mind off of it. This was a perfect choice.
It’s been a while since I’ve made black bean burgers and honestly I didn’t remember anything that should go in them except for cornmeal and black beans. I also wanted this to be relatively quick since I need to be studying for a test (…taking a much needed break….)
While this took a little longer than expected (with cooking time, ~1 hour) it was definitely worth it. Also, it won the approval of Becca, who is a connoisseur of non-meat protein in burger form.
Baked Black Bean Burgers
-mix 1 can (drained) black beans, 1 avocado, 1/4 cup chopped red onion, 1 roma tomato, 1 garlic clove, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper, cumin, and cornmeal (start with 1 cup, add more as needed) in a food processor
-form into patties and place on oven safe tin
-add chopped onion and corn on top, drizzle with olive oil.
-roast at 400 degrees C for 20 minutes or until burgers have hard crust
Total Cost: $5.04
–organic avocado: $1.29
-organic blackbeans: $1.39
-1/2 organic onion: $0.15
-corn (not organic): $0.68
-cornmeal: no idea, less than $0.50
-organic garlic clove: $0.10
-roma tomato: $0.36
-1/8 red onion: $0.09
-1/4ish lb pork: $0.48
…and I still have 3 left!