Adventure in Cooking

16 Feb


Hardly new, this cookbook was published in 1985.  It actually offers over 19,000 recipes because each basic recipe comes with a 4 X 4 matrix of alternative ingredients…. Such as seasonings, soups, vegetables, cheeses, accompaniments, meats, garnishes depending upon the nature of the dish.

Yesterday, I surfed the web for a recipe for black bean burgers (which I tried for the first time during the holidays).  Of course, each recipe had its appeal….you know where I’m going with this.  I narrowed the field to three recipes and made my personal ingredient list to include:  2 cans black beans, 1/4 c grated onion, 1 egg, 3 T Miracle Whip, 1/3 c dry bread crumbs, 2 t ground cumin, 2 t chopped garlic, 1 t dried oregano, 1/2 t Chili powder.

These ingredients are made into patties cooked a skillet….That’s the part I’m working on.  The taste is great.  The result was NOT worthy of photographing.  I smothered them with salsa and sour cream.

2 Responses to “Adventure in Cooking”

  1. brambletonthreads February 17, 2016 at 5:31 am #

    Sounds good, but I can imagine the results! Would baking the patties make a difference?

    • elfcroft February 17, 2016 at 9:49 am #

      That would be worth a try. 🙂

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