Monday, September 5, 2011

Recipe: BB Burgers, BN Squash 'Fries'

Another awesome recipe adaptation from Mama Pea's Cookbook tonight! I made Black Bean Burgers with Butternut Squash Fries. This is, by far, the best bbb recipe I have tried. I changed it a bit obviously, but the consistency was perfecto!

sorry for the computer and biochem book in the background. The studying never stops!

-1 can black beans (14 oz)
-2/3 cup oats, pulsed into a flour (I used my Magic Bullet Blender)
-1 to 2 Tbsp Dried, Minced Onion
-1 to 2 tsp Garlic Powder
-1 tsp Lemon juice
-2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
-2 tsp lite soy sauce
-2 tsp Cumin
-2 Tbsp Nutritional Yeast (Optional, but it's yummy! You can find this in the Bulk Section at Earthfare)

-I drained the beans and poured them into a large mixing bowl; Then, I mashed them with a potato masher (or you can use a fork)
-I added the oats and the rest of the ingredients
-I placed the mixture into the fridge for about 30 minutes, so that the flavors could mix well
-I heated a skillet sprayed with Pam on medium heat

-I formed patties out of the mixture and cooked on each side until they were firm and crisp (approx. 5-10 minutes each side, depending upon your stove top temperature)

-Serve on whole wheat buns with toppings of your choice!

Now, for the Butternut Squash Fries. These are SO easy that I wouldn't even consider it a 'recipe.' They are a great alternative to Sweet Potato Fries! I personally like them better at this point, since they are less 'starchy.' And because sometimes we eat a ridiculous of amount of sweet potato...

-1 to 2 Butternut Squash
-Salt and Pepper to taste

-Preheat oven to 420F (if you are using a dark pan; 425F if you are not)
-Peel Butternut Squash
-Slice squash into long, rectangular shapes; so they look like 'fries!'
-Place slices onto a cookie sheet sprayed with Pam
-Lightly salt and pepper the slices
-Bake for about 30 minutes
(Tonight I was very impatient and only baked them for about 20-25 minutes on 400F...they turned out okay...but, the proper way is much better!)

Bon Appetit!

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