Friday, April 10, 2009

Black Bean Burgers

Black Bean Burgers
adapted from

3 cups black beans, prepared
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
2 Tbsp plus 1/2 cup chunky salsa for topping
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce

Prepare the beans, if using dry. Drain liquid from cans or prepared beans. Mash beans, add ingredients mixing well together. Form into patties and cook on a skillet over the stove in a little oil, or on the grill. Be careful when flipping so they won't fall apart. Cook on a grill over low heat for 3 minutes on each side or until they develop the crust you want. Top with salsa,cheese, or other toppings. Enjoy!

Thai Chicken and Noodles

Love This! Quick, Easy, and Full of Food Storage!

4 ounces vermicelli or angel hair pasta
1/2 cup chicken broth- use broth from the canned chicken
1/4 cup chunky peanut butter
1-1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 can (5 ounces) chunk chicken, drained and shredded
*1/4 cup diced roasted red pepper
*Frozen/canned peas
Dried chives

Cook pasta. Drain and keep warm. In a small saucepan, heat and stir together broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic powder and ginger until smooth. Add chicken and red pepper. Heat through but do not boil. Toss hot cooked pasta with peanut sauce in a serving bowl. Garnish with chives. Serves 2.