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Bean Burger Project 
 
Jan. 15, 2014 9:21 am 
Updated: Feb. 3, 2014 7:26 pm
A while back I purchased 3 bags of dry beans from the local dollar store.  I watched one of those survival shows, and when I saw the beans at the store, decided I should have some of those in my pantry - just in case.  In other words, it was an impulse buy.  hehe

So yesterday I decided it's time to get one of those bags and cook 'em.  I selected the Northern Beans, and put them in a bowl to soak for 24 hours.  I thought the beans looked tiny, but WOW, they have increased to double or triple the size.  I drained, and rinsed again, and now they are in the crock pot with a celery rib, half onion, and some baby carrots.  

Hurry up and wait.... Blog in process.
 
After a long dogwalk, the top of the pot of beans was foamy.  My wonderful Buzz friends told me that that's normal.  So I stirred them, reduced the heat from high to normal, and left the house to do errands.


I've just returned home, and the house has a wonderful aroma of bean soup. I sampled a bite.  They taste normal, but still not fully soft, but it's only 3:30.

I was just checking my new-used High Altitude Cookbook... My beans will take longer than the norm because of the lower boiling temp.  But, I can see through the lid that they are simmering nicely.  

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Okay the beans are done and I got the stamp of approval from my teenage son.  We had a bowl each with some fresh onions and ground pepper on top.
I will put the rest of them away and make the burgers tomorrow.  

Day 2: 
Time to get back to my beans again.  I reduced the bean burger recipe from 15 to 5 servings.  Now don't get upset, but I don't follow directions exactly.  As Captain Barbosa said about the pirates code, "They're really more like guidelines."   (Movie: Pirates of the Caribbean)

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So, as I noted on the Buzz yesterday, I didn't have any veggie broth, so I tossed in a celery rib, half onion, and some baby carrots while the beans were cooking.  Now today, I don't have stuffing mix, but I have some sourdough rye bread.  I'll just cube a few slices and use that - think I'll crisp them up a bit in the oven first - 350*, 10-15 minutes.  

... I drained as per directions, and left the carrots & celery in with the beans, and then decided to use a handful of dried onions instead of chopping and sauteing.  So now I have a blender full of bean goop.  

Whole wheat flour - check.  Still a little goopy... I'll mix the corn meal in, and let the mixture sit in the fridge (covered) until I'm ready to make dinner this evening.

Burger time!  I offered veggie burgers to my kids, but they both chose beef :-/  Oh well.  The burger tasted good - average.  The goop could also be used as a dip or sandwich spread.  Mostly, I enjoyed the process and interacting with others online while I prepared everything.  Picture posted. Blog done. 
 
Comments
Lela 
Jan. 16, 2014 7:11 am
Sounds interesting, Clover. Let us know how the burgers turn out.
 
Jan. 16, 2014 11:33 am
your picture of the beans in the crockpot is so inviting- i love a bowl of white beans:-)good luck with the burgers!
 
Clover 
Jan. 16, 2014 12:06 pm
Who are you? no screen name shows.
 
Jan. 16, 2014 12:26 pm
Clover, they do say beans are good for you:), want to know how your burgers turn out also.
 
Clover 
Jan. 17, 2014 6:34 am
Yes, that's I've been reading. Since my brother passed away (Dec) I have been re-evaluating my nutrition particularly as related to heart health. Heart disease runs in our family. I've been eating the recommended extra lean, low sat fat, oatmeal stuff for a long time, but now that I'm in my 50's my numbers are creeping up. So... bean burgers and other vegetarian foods that I thought I'd never eat or want are making sense to me.
 
duboo 
Jan. 17, 2014 5:12 pm
I'm with you. I often cook, just because I like the process. The pictures didn't show up, but I imagine it's an AR quirk. Good blog. duboo
 
Jan. 18, 2014 8:08 am
There are much better things to do with beans. They are wonderful in many types of dishes. I would do some research. Good Luck.
 
Daffodil 
Feb. 3, 2014 7:23 pm
I don't know if you will get this, but thank you so much... no she does not have a blog that I know of it was a sweet picture of her and her momma, and I just wanted to send a positive note of encouragement because the cupcakes really are good! and cooking is so fun! she should be encouraged by the community to continue ;) Thank you too:)
 
Daffodil 
Feb. 3, 2014 7:26 pm
So sorry Clover, I just read your other messages only to see the news of your brother, please know my thoughts are with you.. Best wishes to you and your family. Sincerely, Cindy
 
 
 
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About Me
I am married to a terrific man. We have 2 teenagers, and a dog. I am an AVON Sales Rep. To buy AVON products come to my website www.youravon.com/TracyM
My favorite things to cook
My favorite things to cook changes with the seasons or my moods. Currently salads have my interest - with bean in them. At the start of 2014 I began eating flexitarian style - that's semi-vegetarian - for heart health. I have found this change to be fairly easy, and I my testing is showing much improvement.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was growing up we always made popcorn balls together as a family for Christmas. And with my own kids, we made frosted cookies for Santa on Christmas eve.
My cooking triumphs
The first Thanksgiving dinner that I made for my husband and I felt like an accomplishment because I had Never made a big dinner by myself before.
My cooking tragedies
Many, I'm sure, but I don't dwell on them.
 
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