Friday, July 16, 2010

Garlic-Parmesan Black Bean Burgers / Sangria Smoothie

Garlic-Parmesan Black Bean Burgers

Anytime I post what I'm making from scratch, I'm flooded with recipe requests. So, here goes.


  • 2 cans black beans
  • garlic (I use a big package of minced garlic & throw in a tablespoon)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled & shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs


Mash black beans with garlic. Add rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Grill on low heat for 25-30 minutes, turning every ten. Serve on buns with cheddar cheese.

Sangria Smoothie

I really like good wine, but I hate paying for it. Usually, I end up buying "middle of the road" wine, usually in boxes (cheaper that way). However, my local wine shop started selling "Bully Hill Banty Red", which I had to buy because it was like $9.99 for a 3 liter box. Well, the wine sucks. But, the old adage "sucky wine, great sangria" holds true.


  • Large glass of shitty red wine
  • Frozen berries (I buy them in bulk from the grocery store)
  • Banana (just to make it seem more like a smoothie & less like an alcoholic's wet dream)


Blend in blender until smooth.


Evil Twin's Wife said...

Those both sound delicious. I especially like the idea of the black bean burgers.

AbelPetSupply said...

YAY! Thanks for posting! Nom nom nom...

Gigi said...

Thanks for coming by my blog post over at ScaryMommy yesterday! I love sangria. I make it all summer and so true, crappier the wine, the better the sangria!