Back in my youth, there wasn't a ton of selection when it came to vegetarian or vegan options at chain restaurants. But for whatever reason, some restaurants (Chili's being one that I recall off-hand) started offering a black bean burger option (presumably for health reasons) to substitute for their hamburgers. I was so excited to not have to eat a salad or questionable soup I completely fell in love with black bean burgers. Now, of course, vegetarian and vegan options are much more prevalent. Even fast food burger places have veggie burgers. I've made several homemade black bean patties and burgers throughout the years, but this one is among the most flavorful and healthy. Plus, it's baked instead of pan-fried! Bonus!
Absolutely incredible. The kids and I loved these and gobbled them up. The meat-eating husband liked them, too, which is a bit of a surprise since he's not a huge sweet potato fan.The patties are nice and soft, but not so soft that they fall apart. And I LOVE that they're baked instead of pan-fried. I'm such a bad frier, it's always good to have an option that lets me put it in the oven, flip it once and go on about my day.
The party has a few SIMPLE RULES and all of the themes for the entire year are list here on the THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS tab at Moms Crazy Cooking. Plan ahead, check out the weeks you want to make sure to link up or just browse them to see what's going on.
This Week's Cravings Upcoming Linky "THEMES"
- April 23: National PICNIC DAY: Picnic Recipes
- April 30: Mexican Food "Cinco de Mayo"
- May 7: Mother's Day (Brunch Ideas or MOMS FAVORITE Foods)
- May 14: EGG recipes...Casseroles, Egg Dishes, Hard Boiled or Appetizers