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Black Bean Burger

Another one of my go to selects when it comes to a quick filling bite.  Quick and easy to make, i’m sure you will enjoy this treat!


1/2 medium yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained, divided
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro leaves
2 teaspoons freshly chopped parsley leaves
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup bread crumbs
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
4 hamburger rolls


Heat a grill or grill pan over medium-low heat.

In a food processor, pulse onion and garlic until finely chopped. Add 1 can black beans, cilantro, parsley, egg, and red pepper flakes and pulse to combine.

Transfer mixture to a large mixing bowl, add the remaining can of black beans and the bread crumbs. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and mix until well combined.

Reserve 1/3 of the black bean mixture for Round 2 Recipe. Divide remaining mixture into 4 portions and form into patties. Place on hot oiled grill over medium-low heat and cook about 6 minutes a side or until heated through. Toast hamburger buns on a grill. Place a burger on the bottom of each bun. Top with lettuce, tomato and ketchup. Cover the burgers with the top of the bun and serve.

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The Famous Peanut Noodle Soup

One of my favorite go to dishes. Quick and easy to make. My cousins and I ate this soup almost everyday for years. We have created all types of variations of it. For now I will give you the basic blueprint for the simple delicious dish.


8   ounces vermicelli ( noodles)
1  tablespoon
sesame oil (substitute canola oil if you don’t have this on hand)
4   tablespoons  soy sauce
1 Jar of Peanut Butter (Creamy)
1/4  teaspoon minced ginger
1/2  cup
green onions
First begin by boiling the vermicelli ( noodles) until soft. While the Noodles are boiling you can begin preparing the peanut butter sauce. In a pan. Add a half a cup of water and one big scoop of peanut butter. You will dissolve the peanut butter in the boiling water add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil then stir until it becomes a creamy consistency. Begin to chop up/mince  your garlic cloves as well as your green onions. Once the noodles are finished drain them and let cool. When the peanut butter sauce is at a consistency you like remove from heat.  In a  pan you can saute the garlic and green onions a bit. I usually saute the garlic and leave the green onions to be sprinkled on top raw.  Grab a bowl  first drip the preferred amount of soy sauce at the bottom. Then get some noodles and put them in after. Next get some of the peanut sauce and pour it in to your preference. Finally sprinkle the green onions and garlic on top of the mix and stir it all up.  You now have Peanut Noodle Soup 🙂 Enjoy.  Im going to go make some right now! 
Servings: 8
Total Time: 15 mins