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Well, to answer that question, definitely not, but it’s always nice for a girl to have a dream right? I love Ree and I love watching her show The Pioneer Woman on Food Network. Her recipes are a mix of comfort food and wholesome food, I’m not sure if that makes sense, but as she says it, “my style of food is simple, yet scrumptious and all my recipes have to be approved by cowboys, hungry kids, and me!”
I have been wanting to make her black bean burger ever since I saw it on one of the episodes, seriously, it’s been about 2 months since I’ve wanted to make this recipe! I finally buckled down and I was determined to make this. For her original recipe, click here!
Being the unprepared and impatient person that I am, I didn’t have all the ingredient which I didn’t realize until that day. So what did I do after work? Instead of heading to Wally World to pick up everything I was missing, I said to myself, “Nah, don’t worry about it, you can make it without those things.” Obviously, my laziness got the best of me. So here are the things I was missing:
- Seasoned bread crumbs
- Onion (grated)
Let’s be real, we are lucky that I had the egg to add into it – just kidding I am always stocked up on eggs. At least I had the two most important ingredients, canned black beans and Choloula. Here’s what I substituted for the missing ingredients:
- Steak seasoning
- Garlic powder and onion powder
To be quite honest, I have no clue how much of each of those things I put in, except, I do know for the panko, I put in the recommended two cups. It was such an easy recipe to follow and not to mention it cooked up in no time! I only made one patty so I put the remaining mixture in a container, covered it directly with plastic wrap and put it in the freezer.
This past Sunday I took it out of the freezer to defrost and I have been using it to make mini breakfast patties and I have added it to a couple of my lunches to bulk them up. It’s so handy to have these on hand, I think this is a recipe that I will constantly come back to.
Have you tried out any of The Pioneer Woman’s recipes? Which ones are your favorites? Let me know in the comments below!