In an effort to save money and feel healthier we are cutting back on our meat intake. We actually haven’t been eating a ton of meat lately and it is sort of happening naturally. However, as of today, I plan to not purchase any meat for the next two weeks. Not even bacon! Hopefully, our bank account will look a little fuller at the end of the experiment.
We will see how it goes.
Even though we aren’t eating any meat, that didn’t stop Taylor from breaking out the bbq last night.
We made an easy veggie dinner that hit the spot.
Sweet potato, corn, and black bean burgers!
We didn’t have any buns, so we enjoyed our patties on a bed of spinach with a drizzle of homemade Tahini-Lemon Sauce from the Moosewood cookbook.
We also topped our burgers with cheese.
They were really tasty, and I can’t wait to make them again. It’s amazing what a sweet potato and a can of black beans can do!
Here is what you will need.
1 large sweet potato, steamed or boiled.
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels.
1/2 an onion diced
1/4 cup bread crumbs
a few dashes of paprika
dash of cumin
a few dashes of cayenne pepper
salt to taste
Mash all ingredients together in a big bowl.
Form patties. Dust each patty with a few more bread crumbs. Cook on the stove top with a little olive oil for about 4 minutes per side. Or cook on a bbq for about 10 minutes per side. Or until browned evenly.