Friday, June 14, 2013

Kitchen Adventures: Black Bean Burgers

Full title: Black Bean Burgers with Noodles and Pickles Salad. Jamie Oliver calls this "street food". I call this YUMMY. 

Ingredients: Lean Ground Beef, Black Bean Sauce, Olive Oil, Honey, Sesame Seeds, Lime, Chicken Stock Cube, Ginger Root, Egg Noodles, Red and Yellow Bell Pepper, Sugar Snap Peas, Bok Choy, Mixed Mushrooms, Water Chestnuts, Green Onions, Red Chili, Cilantro, Soy Sauce
The burgers are bun-less as you can see... but they end up with a sticky/crispy coating of honey and sesame seeds. The salad was a stretch for me as it was mainly made of water chestnuts. It turned out to be really surprising. Crunchy, fresh and mildly salty from the soy sauce. It crossed that line we have with Kitchen Adventures - we have no idea if we will like it or not. I liked it! I had a little problem with the serving size though. 558 calories gets you 1 burger, some of the water chestnut salad and a ton of the noodles. I would rather have more meat than a lot of noodles. Still an excellent dish that will go into our rotation.

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