Thrifty Light Recipe of the day

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Thanks To Courtney W.  for this Thrifty Light recipe:


Black Bean Burger – taken from All You magazine (slightly modified to our family’s liking)

Preparation Time: 10 minutes minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes minutes
Yield: Serves 4
Cost per Serving: $0.67 (that’s All You’s estimate, but we could do better with coupons… 🙂

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 stalk celery, chopped
1/2 onion, finely chopped
1/4 tsp. minced garlic
1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon cumin
1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
Salt and pepper

(We use the Deli Thin sandwich slices for buns to cut calories)

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with foil; grease lightly.

2. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add celery and onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute longer.

3. Pour beans into a large bowl and use a fork or potato masher to mash into a thick paste. Scrape vegetables from skillet into bowl. Stir in egg, cumin and bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper. Use your fingers to form into 4 patties (do not overmix). Place patties on baking sheet and bake until firm and set, about 10 minutes on each side.


Photo Credit: Can you stay for Dinner

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