These were a total experiment that came out was better then I expected. The recipe can use a little work. It's far from perfect but this may spark some idea for you so why not share? That's really why I blog anyway. 🙂
So here's the story… I found myself, again, with only 2 burger patties in the freezer. This has been happening a lot lately. I'm going to have to learn how to be better prepared to cook for 3 grown boys! Anyway, I decided to make the traditional burgers for the boys and try to make myself the pinto bean burger idea I had floating in my head.
Unfortunatly, I had no pinto beans. This also happens a lot to me anymore.
No old jokes. Ok? I'm just getting REAL bad at stocking!
Regardless, I had my heart set on a bean based burger so I grabbed a can of kidney beans and this is what I ended up with…
- 2 Wedges of The Laughing Cow Light Light Queso Fresco & Chipotle
- About 45g of chopped spinach (Mine came out of a bag I froze to save it)
- Pinch of Kosher Salt
- 3 tbsp corn meal
I put the beans, cheese, spinach and salt in a bowl..
..and then mashed with a fork.
Yes, I know. Not looking very appetizing.
I started to question myself at this point. Maybe this wasn't such a good idea afterall.
I'm not sure if it was because my spinach was frozen but there was a LOT of moister. That's when I grabbed the corn meal. I wanted to use ground oats but I was all out.
MAN! I really did get bad at stocking!
I added 1 tbsp of the corn meal at a time and assessed the moister level. After 3 it still seemed sticky but not wet. So I formed 3 patties, threw them on a heated George Forman… (which was sprayed with Non-stick cooking spray)
…closed it and thought, "There's no way these are going to turn out."
After 4 minutes I opened to see 3 nice patties!
I was shocked, to be honest. It worked out!
For dinner I ate 2, smeared with salsa. Totally satisfying and tasty. They're a little dry but other than that, I may be on to something. I'll have to try a few more combinations.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|185||2g||6g||old: 3||new: 4|