because not a single person asked i will put these up. give them a try. live a little.
this was another case of trying to use up things in the fridge/pantry to make a dinner. here is what i found:
- less then a pound of ground burger meat
- 4 cloves fresh garlic
- handful of fresh parsley
- one small can of red beans
- one egg
- bread crumbs
- chili powder
- black pepper
- jalapeno montery jack cheese
- ripe avocado
we grilled these but you really don’t want to so i will just tell you how they should have been cooked and how i will cook then next time.
- wash the beans and put them in a mixing bowl
- mash them with a potato masher until they are partially small pieces and partially thick mashed beans
- add the burger meat to the bowl
- add the four cloves of garlic put through a press or cut finely (but why anyone is still cutting finely when there are garlic presses out there is beyond me.)
- shake in less then a cup of bread crumbs
- add one egg
- chop up the parsley and add that
- add about 2-3 teaspoons of chili powder
- one teaspoon of black pepper (i would have used cayenne if she’d had it)
- some salt
- maybe 1/4 c of salsa
- now you want to stir these up until everything is really well combined (use a fork or your hands depending on your mood). then you are going to form little patties. if you start trying to form patties and the meat is too wet you can add more bread crumbs. the mixture seems to dry add a little more salsa or another egg. you are going to have to do some judging here – i made up the amounts when i typed this up. when i made it i was just throwing things in as i am known to do without even pausing to think how that might be difficult for some people who might possibly wish that i would just figure out how much of things i am using.
- so you are going to form patties. you want to make them small. lets say 2 – 3 inches across. then each person can have 2 – 3 of them. heat a frying pan and pop them in there and cook to your liking. serve them with the fresh avocado and jalapeno cheese.
some thoughts. we had ours with rice and salad. it was good. i also had made them normal burger sized and we grilled them. they tasted super yum but they were falling apart on the grill which is never fun to manage. thus, i told you to make them small and cook them in the pan. i think they would do much better there. you could eat them on rice with salad like we did. or, you could throw then in a tortilla which would also be good. if you are shopping to cook these i might trade out the parsley for cilantro but they were good with parsley too if that is your thing.
easy, peasy, one two threesy and also fresh and new. what’s not to like. make them and let me know if they hold up to pan frying?
peace out people.
and happy easter.
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