Baked Black Bean Burgers with Roasted Onions, Corn, and Pork

This meal was so worth it.

finished product

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

this, admittedly, looks gross

-form into patties and place on oven safe tin

looking slighly less gross

-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

yum

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!

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