Given my fear of mystery meat, I still wanted to make something that incorporated some protein that I could eat. This week I cooked up a ton of black beans and I made my first attempt at Black Bean and Millet Burgers.
Serving suggestion ;)
Here is the recipe- it can use a few tweaks like more spice, but it worked for me and is a great base recipe.
Black Bean and Millet Burgers:
- 1 cup cooked black beans
- 1/2 cup cooked millet
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion
- 2 Tbsp coconut milk
*Scoop the 'burgers' onto sprayed cookie sheet (my recipe made 5 large burgers)and bake at 370 degrees for 20 minutes
*Enjoy with your choice of sides
I baked these while I made my husband some baked chicken and some other sides. I also popped in my Shape Pilates DVD and did a quick workout while my food baked- multi-tasking at its best! While I was doing my DVD I was thinking about Melissa's post today about blog comparisons and how long people generally work out. I used to work out for hours but now I keep my workouts to 60-90 minutes for yoga classes, or 30-40 minutes for cardio. I know some bloggers spend a lot more time than this and a lot of 'real life' people spend a lot less than this and either extreme can create a triggering reaction. It took a while, but when I read people's routines I think 'well that's nice' and love to read the variety and people's goals, but I don't internalize it. Most of the time workout posts motivate me to try harder but I know my bad knees won't let me run a marathon, so I move on to the next delicious cookie post.
Question for you: Do you ever make your own burgers? What kinds?