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Easy Bean & Zucchini Burgers

Sam slept until 7 AM yesterday morning and then had Mom’s Day Out from 9-12 then took a 2 hour nap from 1-3.  It was glorious!  I spent a good hour and a half wandering around Target while Sam was at Mom’s Day Out.  It feels like such a treat to wander around Target aimlessly by myself now that I have a kiddo that is okay with riding in the cart as long as it is in constant motion.  I’m more of a stop and compare prices, sizes, and options then check my phone for coupons type of shopper so that’s what I did yesterday.  Good times.

I spent a small part of Sam’s nap cutting in the navy blue that we’re going to use for an accent wall in Sam’s big kid room.  It’s called Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore.  Cutting in dark colors is difficult and add on the fact that the room has a curved ceiling and the walls are …imperfect.. so it took a while.  I think it’ll be a good color in the end though.

Here’s a picture.  I was toying with the idea of a striped accent wall (with a different navy color) but decided against it.  

We had bean and zucchini burgers with a side of Trader Joe’s boxed mac n’ cheese for dinner last night.  These are really easy and freeze well.  I baked them in the oven but you could also cook them in a pan on the stove.  You could eat these on a bun like a burger or over a salad.  They could also be made vegan by using two flax eggs (1 Tbsp flax+3 Tbsp water per egg) in place of the regular eggs.

Bean & Zucchini Burgers

Makes 9 patties

  • 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small onion, diced 
  • 1/2 medium zucchini, diced (about 3/4 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs (or 2 flax eggs)
  • 2 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp cumin
  • 2 tsp hot sauce
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (I used panko)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper.  If using foil, spray with non-stick spray or lightly oil.

Puree the beans in a food processor or using an immersion blender or mash with a fork.  In a large bowl, mix the bean puree with all of the other ingredients until thoroughly blended.  Form the mixture into 9 patties and place on a large baking sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes until firm and slightly browned.

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