Monday, May 17, 2010

black bean burger with mango avacado salsa

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2 cans black beans
1 large green onion finely chopped
1-2 cloves garlic chopped
2 eggs (I only did one, and it was a bit crumbly, I added a splash of orange juice too but was still a bit crumbly)
1/4 c. panko bread crumbs (comments said that reg worked too)
1/2 c.(ish) finely chopped cilantro
2 t. cumin (with this much cumin it was a strong flavor, I'd probably only do 1 next time when serving to kids)
1 t. salt
1 t. dried oregano
1/4 t. crushed red pepper flakes
handful of Monterrey jack cheese (I only had colby jack)

Pulse black beans in food processor for a few seconds. leave some whole. Or mash with potato masher. add chopped cilantro and rest of ing. make into patties, and let rest in fridge for 10 min or so. Once set up, heat fry pan and add a bit of olive oil (or dry works too) and fry 5-8 min per side. (or until it will fip in one piece)

Makes about 4-6 burgers. *remember, these don't shrink like meat patties!!

Mango Salsa:

1 mango peeled and diced
1 avocado peeled and diced
cilantro finely chopped (1/4 cup ish)
1 T. finely chopped red onion
1 clove garlic minced
1 lime juiced (only had bottled, just splashed it around)
salt and pepper

* To Serve: put salsa on burger and top with lettuce!! you can put a bit of mayo on one side if you want to.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

grilled chicken panini with apricot sauce

this is from pioneer woman and it was delicious!

Chicken breasts, butterflied
sour dough bread
red onion
white cheddar
apricot jam
dijon mustard

Grill chicken seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder
Mix equal portions of mayo, mustard and apricot jam and mix together
asemble sandwich by spreading apricot sauce on one side of bread, and add chicken, spinach, red onion and cheese and spread the other slice with sauce too! grill on fry pan to perfection!! (squish down as you cook it!!)