Crispy Mexican Black Bean Burgers

crispy black bean burger

Food isn’t only about flavor for me. It’s also texture. And that’s why I’ve never been a huge fan of black bean burgers. A burger shouldn’t have the texture of mashed potatoes. Know what I’m saying? And the surface shouldn’t be smooth and soft. Burgers should crumble. The edges should have a little crispy pieces that fall from the patty, fully of intense, savory, burger flavor. And burgers should be juicy – or at least not dry. This bean burger, maybe the 50th I’ve tried now, delivers on ...

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Barbecued Baked Beans

BBQ baked beans slider

Today is a shared post day. Lana of Never Enough Thyme, part of our Progressive Eats group, is busy recuperating from some surgery and needed a little help from her friends while she rests. Lana's southern roots shine through in many of her dishes, but everything is done with a distinctive twist that's all Lana. Please go on over to check out her beautiful photography and fabulous recipes. You won't regret it. In honor of Lana's Georgia roots, I wanted to make a dish that reminds me of the ...

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Mixed Grains Salad with Avocado, Black Beans and Grapes

Quinoa and millet salad with black beans and avocado, topped with nutritional yeast, and dressed with lime juice.

MIXED GRAINS SALAD WITH AVOCADO, BLACK BEANS, AND GRAPES Quick, healthy mixed grains salad of quinoa and millet tossed with black beans, avocado slices and grapes, dressed with lime juice and rice vinegar. It’s The Secret Recipe Club time again. For the uninitiated, we’re a group of around 130 food bloggers, separated into four smaller blogging groups. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog in our group to look through. We try a few recipes and chose one to post about. But all month long, ...

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Mujadara with Roasted Tomatoes and Greens

Mujadara lentils and rice

Our puppy Rika was sick last week…the oh-my-God-she-might-die kind of sick. Of course we knew from the first tender moment we brought her into our lives, that we would likely outlive her. But as an 8-month-old puppy with 10,000 more fields to run, and 100,000 more balls to chase, it was way too soon. Through the week, we watched her sink further into digestive issues as we tried an unbelievable array of soft foods and homemade broths to tempt her nonexistent appetite, finally realizing she ...

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Black Eyed Pea Ragout with Frisée and an Egg: #SundaySupper

Black-eyed peas with frisée and a fried egg

We're celebrating beans this week at #SundaySupper, but first a word about eggs. I have a weakness for things topped with a fried egg. Sautéed greens, Brussels sprouts hash, and pasta - it's all good. I draw the line at pie, and probably ice cream, but I'm on board for almost anything else. This dish is my latest - it's about getting beans and eggs together. Think Mexico's Huevos Rancheros and France's Salade Lyonnaise hooking up and having a baby. Cooking Tips: The ragout can be made a few ...

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Vegiladas – Vegetarian Enchiladas: #SRC

Vegetarian enchiladas

  These are just the BEST. You can add meat or shrimp if you really must, but consider going completely meatless with these enchiladas. It's The Secret Recipe Club time again. For the uninitiated, we're a group of around 130 food bloggers, separated into four smaller blogging groups. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog in our group to look through. We try a few recipes and chose one to post about. But all month long, we keep our assignment a secret until ‘reveal day’. It’s been a lot ...

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Sweet and Smoky Lentil Sloppy Joes: #WeekdaySupper #McSkilletSauce

Lentil sloppy joes

Vegan Sloppy Joes using lentils, sweet bell peppers and onions, and McCormick Sweet and Smoky Sloppy Joes Skillet Sauce! As a child, my favorite lunch in the school cafeteria was Sloppy Joes. As I inched down the long lunch line, I watched jolly hair-netted lunch ladies ladle a piping hot chunky tomato sauce filled with ground beef and onions over steaming hot buns, and was filled with eager anticipation. No matter what else was happening that day – losing my homework, leaving overdue ...

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Yellow Split Pea Dal

Yellow Split Pea Dal

I decided many years ago that I didn't like Indian food. Any of it. After all, it was in the same area of the world as China, and I knew for a fact I didn't like Chinese food. Not terribly enlightened or adventurous, I know. But food likes and dislikes aren't always rational. Then a decade or more ago, some friends offered me some dal soup, a traditional Indian dish. I didn't want to be rude, and after they RAVED over it, stressed how long it took them to make it, adding that they'd fed it to ...

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Vegan Quinoa-Black Bean Wraps & Hummus

Vegan wrap with quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes.

#Secret Recipe Club: Vegan summer wrap of quinoa, black beans, hummus, corn, and tomatoes. Perfect for picnics or lunch on the go. It’s time again for our Secret Recipe Club  ’reveal day’. For the uninitiated, the Secret Recipe Club is a group of around 100 food bloggers, who are separated into four smaller blogging groups. Every month, we’re each assigned a blog in our group to look through. We try a few recipes and chose one to post about. But all month long, we keep our assignment a ...

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Summer Vegetable – Farro Soup

vegan summer farro soup, asparagus, cannelloni beans

Vegan soup with farro, cannellini beans, asparagus, and yellow wax beans, topped with nutritional yeast (or optional Parmesan cheese). Do you have recipes that have been in a pile for-like-ever that you keep meaning to make, but then a bazillion things get piled on top, and you forget all about them? Until you're finally cleaning your desk, or weeding out your computer files, and eureka! you spy a forgotten recipe you'd tucked away, and you instantly know that's exactly what you want to ...

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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros

1st place contest winner: Crispy tortillas covered with refried beans, spicy salsa, and roasted peppers, all topped with a warm yolky egg.                                                  This week, the Sunday Supper Family is delighted to welcome Davidson’s Safest Choice™ around the family table! As a mostly (wimpy) vegetarian, eggs are a key source of protein for me. For years eggs have been vilified, but more recent studies, and there are quite a few of them now, indicate we may have ...

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Vegan Lentil and Potato Salad

LR Lentil and Potato Salad slider

Light potato salad mixed with lentils and tomatoes...perfect for picnics and BBQs. After a winter and spring of house remodeling projects, I am so ready for the BBQs, picnics, and casual entertaining that Memorial Day weekend heralds. Well, just as soon as we fix our deck enough to hobble through another year. It’s squishy in a way that no deck should be. The hard truth is that it needs to be completely replaced. But since it’s only about 4 inches above the ground with no real safety ...

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