Posted by: Meagan | May 14, 2009

Stretching a Dollar


Meat is expensive, there just isn’t any other way to put it. I am not really a fan of bean burgers, I was raised practically a carnivore with the recommended “apple a day” rule. But I seemed to have found a nice combination of a vegetarian burger and a meat lover’s, I call it my Beanamburger.

To stretch your dollar even more, don’t spring for hamburger buns, use your usual loaf of bread. I personally find that the heels are great for burgers, it is practically the only time I eat them! It’s also more healthy to eat less meat; increase the green in your wallet and decrease your waist size! Beans are full of protein, like meat, so they will fill you up just the same while being a healthier option.

A close up:
Close Up

1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1 can black beans, drained
add seasonings
add handful of chopped spinach
mash until beans are mixed in to your liking
form into patties (makes 5 medium patties)
cook to desired done-ness, top with your favorites and enjoy.

One thing I did that you might try is to add more seasoning than normal, it will take away some of that bean-taste.t


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