Meat is expensive, right? But, I’m no vegetarian, so we make due and try and buy meat when it’s on sale. However, I recently saw some recipes for a black bean burger and I decided to try and make one up myself. I didn’t have high hopes — the last recipe I made that substitute black beans for meat was probably the nastiest thing I’ve ever eaten (yes, being a little over dramatic here.)
That was not the case with this! I couldn’t even tell that it was made from black beans — the flavors and the texture were perfect, and I felt like I was eating an actual hamburger! Not only that, but it felt SO much healthier! It didn’t make me feel overly-full, and dare I say it, this has become one of my favorite recipes to make.
Substituting beans in a recipe for meat, if done right, can be a great way to save on money. Obviously, you’ve got to use the right ingredients to help it reach the same deliciousness that meat brings to dishes (unless you don’t like meat…then you might prefer black beans!) I topped these burgers with some fresh guacamole, some sweet chili sauce, and lettuce, and they were perfect!