It’s hump day, finally! But, I have Friday off so really I’m over halfway through my week and I COULDN’T be more ready for my extra long weekend. On the schedule for this weekend: a minimal amount of cooking, lots of painting (gotta finish painting that hallway now that I’ve decided on a color), the TN Renaissance Festival (bc we go every year!), and as much relaxing as I can manage.
UPDATE: There’s a fun new recipe video for this post. Check it out!
In other news, I’m having serious thoughts about UN-retiring from roller derby. Why did I retire, anyways? I don’t remember anymore. Now that work has massively slowed down and I have time to breather again, I find myself feeling only kind of busy instead of omg-I have so much going on-how will I manage all of this!?. I seem to prefer the later kind of busy in my life. I went to practice on Monday and really loved it. Also- I needed the exercise because I have been rather lazy in that department of my life. Ooops :) If you start seeing lots of snaps (@bbritnell) of me with skates on my feet, then you’ll know what’s up.
So yea, what’s happening today? Oh yea, these Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers of amazingness! These are seriously SO yummy and bonus: they’re pretty easy, too! (do I use exclamation points too often??!)
I’ve made veggie burgers in the past and besides tasting delicious, I really wanted to create a patty that held together well and didn’t just fall apart as soon as you bit into it. Mission accomplished.
Aside from cooking the quinoa, all you really have to do is blend all of the ingredients together, form them into patties, and then cook them in a skillet. Easy!
And because everything (aside from the mushrooms) is already cooked, there’s really no right or wrong when it comes to cooking the patties. I just cooked mine in a minimal amount of oil until each side was browned enough for my liking.
I then loaded the burger onto a bun with all of the average burger toppings (including my new obsession: sriracha mayo) and inhaled the whole thing in one minute.
yumyumyum! I put the leftovers in the fridge and ate those for lunch over the next couple of days. Even on their own (with no bun and no toppings) these burgers are still so super tasty and filling! I’m a pretty big fan :)
Just in time for Memorial Day :D I haven’t actually tried it yet, but I think these would work well on the grill since they hold together so well. I’ll report back my findings.