April 01, 2010

Black Bean Burgers with Mango Salsa


Wednesday night is usually our "date" night.  Mostly because Grumpy has a late school day and I just meet him in town on the way home and we have dinner together.  That is usually all our date night consists of.  This week though Grumpy was getting out of classes early so I just came home after work.  I hadn't really planned a meal but knew if we were to eat at home I wanted vegetarian. 

I do have a favorite Black Bean Burger and that is the one I was thinking about making.  Then I opened the Cooking Light Magazine April 2010 issue and was faced with this Black Bean Burger with a Mango Salsa.  I immediately thought I would still make my favorite burger and just try it with the salsa.  Then, on my way home from work, I decided it maybe wouldn't work with the salsa.  The burger I like is really flavorful and has corn in it.  Somehow I thought maybe corn and mango would not mesh well with me.  So, this sandwich you see here is the whole recipe from Cooking Light.

 Did it change my love for my favorite burger?  No.  While this burger was good, it still is not better than my favorite (which by the way has NO eggs in it.  The CL burger has egg whites therefore not vegan).  The salsa however was pretty darn good.  After I took my photos, I disposed of the bun and smothered it in more of the salsa.  The burgers are baked and they do crisp up on the outside, but you want to make sure to use a wide spatula when turning them as they will break easily.  I also halved this recipe when I made it (except for the salsa) as I knew I would be the only one eating it.  I got 3 burgers (which is what you should get per the recipe) and lunch for the rest of the week.  :-) 

For my favorite Black Bean Burger click HERE.
For Cooking Light's Black Bean Burger with Mango Salsa click HERE.

14 comments:

pegasuslegend said...

Another perfect healthy meal for me! love this one of my fav's, have loved them this way for years now nice job!!!

Cristine said...

I've never had a black bean burger before. I love black beans, though, so I'll have to give it a try!

shellyfish said...

Black bean burgers are my favourite! I had a tough time finding black beans here sometimes, so I miss them. I'm off to check out your favourite bbb!

Maria said...

These look awesome! Great recipe!

Fallon said...

MMM I love a good veggie burger!

Joanne said...

I love veggie burgers. So many flavor options. Even if the burger wasn't amazing, I love the sound of that mango salsa!

Bob said...

I've been wanting to make my own veggie burger for a while, I'll have to try out your favorite. Love the salsa!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

That looks good, I would eat it. Does Grumpy eat it too? I know my Mr. would not, lol.

Natalie said...

oh and i did make this citrus salad...another cooking light recipe, and loved it. i highly recommend! http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/03/mixed-citrus-green-salad.html

Natalie said...

I just made these! I agree...the burger left something to be desired (and fell apart way too easily!) but i LOVED the salsa.

Here's my recap of it: http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/03/black-bean-burgers-with-mango-salsa.html

Mags said...

I love black bean anything. You've tempted me into trying this recipe for sure.

Katie said...

I wanted to make these when I saw them in Cooking Light! I'm glad to see your writeup, I might try your recipe instead!

Carrian said...

Can't wait to show my hubs this when he gets home. He will love it!

Amanda said...

These look marvelous Shelby!

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