For a Father’s Day cookout or a casual supper, these burgers are a delicious change of pace from the traditional.
I’m an unrepentant carnivore, and few things are as wonderful as a cheeseburger, medium-rare. Lately, though, I’ve been reconsidering ground beef.
Part of it is the cost. Part of it is a desire to limit saturated fat. But a big part of it is in response to the news. Headlines and stories of food-borne illness traced to improperly handled ground beef are horrifying, tragic—and becoming far too common.
You can take steps to minimize risk, but I’m not convinced that cooking a burger until it resembles a hockey puck is the solution. It’s not something I’d be happy to eat, and if I were serving someone in a high-risk group, I’d still have my doubts. (People at high risk include those younger than 12 or older than 65, and those with compromised immune systems due to illness like HIV/AIDS or treatment like chemo.)
Do these taste like a regular hamburger? Nope, not even close. If you expect black beans to taste like beef, you’ll find these disappointing. However, I can promise you that these are tasty enough that you’ll eat them because you want to, not because you can’t have what you really want.
Throw these on the grill for your next cookout, or pan-fry them in a skillet. You can use this to fill burritos or quesadillas (omit the breadcrumbs, if you like). To boost the heat, stir hot sauce to taste into the egg mixture—or crush Hot & Spicy Cheez-Its to use instead of the breadcrumbs. And instead of ketchup, try these with taco sauce or salsa.
|Serving Size 240 g
|Serving Size 240 g
from fat =
|Total fat =||17.5 g||10.7 g|
|Saturated fat =||4.5 g||3.5 g|
|Cholesterol =||51 mg||51 mg|
|Sodium =||816 mg||816 mg|
|51.6 g||51.6 g|
|Dietary Fiber =||11.3 g||11.3 g|
|Sugars =||6.3 g||6.3 g|
|Protein =||18 g||18 g|
|Vitamin A =||17%||17%|
|Vitamin C =||40%||40%|
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