It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut with dinners, right?
We have a boring rotation in our house that I swear only consists of lasagne, chicken or sausages with the occasional salad thrown in on warmer, lazier days. A couple of weeks ago, with my efficient head on, I finally picked up one of the healthy-eats recipe books that lines the shelves in my living room. I was looking for a recipe friends of ours had recommended – they’re both vegetarian, and told us we had to try the Hemsley Hemsley Feta & Black Bean Burgers. I’ll admit, alot of these books frighten me. I’ve got my fair share – Deliciously Ella, Madeline Shaw and as much they’re great to browse and enjoy the stunning food photography, I can never get to grips with the unrealistic (and quite frankly, exspensive) ingredients needed to create so many of the recipes.
The Feta & Black Bean Burgers however, looked just that bit simpler than most things in the book, and I headed to the supermarket for the bits we didn’t have. Granted, I went to two shops before I could find black beans but other than the chestnut flour, most of the ingredients were things I’d heard of, and could get hold of easily. I followed the recipe, substituting the chestnut flour for plain (a ‘non-clean’ amateur faux pas perhaps, but they tasted fine) and skipping the jalapenos for flaked chillis. I found the recipe pretty simple (although a bit messy!) and cooked up some sweet potato alongside. When cooked and ready to eat, the bean burgers were crunchy on the outside and soft inside – just how I expected them to be. Although they tasted like they needed a little extra kick, perhaps from the jalapenos I skipped, I really enjoyed them. It felt good to be eating some good, wholesome, non-meat ingredients and there was plenty left for lunch the next day with salad!
You can find the full recipe here or buy the book below!
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