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Guacamole Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Anyone remember the anti-drug commercials that used the line “A mind is a terrible thing to waste?”.  Or maybe it was a commercial for staying in school.  Or a motivational quote by Einstein.

Whatever it was, that’s the way I feel about guacamole. 

To prevent my package of guacamole from going to waste, I had to find a use for it other than tortilla chips.  Enter my favorite veggie burger – black bean burgers.

My magic bullet has been getting quite a workout lately!  I threw a rinsed can of black beans and a few jalapeno slices into the cup.  This took a lot of blending and scraping since there was minimal moisture involved.

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Then I sauteed some veggies that I had on hand:

1/4 cup chopped red pepper

4 green onions, white and green parts, chopped

2 cloves of garlic

1 cup spinach

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I let these cool and combined them with the beans, 1 egg white, and 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour (to hold everything together).  For seasoning I added a bit of Worcestershire, soy sauce, chili powder, onion powder, and cumin.   Then I heated 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet and shaped the mixture into 4 patties.

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I cooked the patties for 7-8 minutes per side, covered, to make sure they got heated all the way through.  These could also be baked.

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One of these burgers on a corn tortilla, with shredded Mexican blend cheese and of course my beloved guac made a fantastic weeknight dinner.

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And they made an appearance at lunch the next day as well (see the guac starting to get old and dark… so sad!). 

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These were made with no measuring because I was starving and just threw them together, so no nutrition facts this time.  I think they illustrate the versatility of beans and a quick fix meal just from what’s hiding in the ‘fridge and pantry.

Have a great night!

xox

C

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3 responses to “Guacamole Is a Terrible Thing to Waste

  1. Katie~ Run for the Bikini! April 6, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Your food always looks amazing 🙂 And I didn’t realized black bean burgers were so easy to make, I definitely have to try this!

  2. nevernotdreaming April 7, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    I love avocado…I can eat a whole one every day 🙂

  3. Alexis @ There She Goes April 7, 2011 at 1:13 pm

    what a good idea to use up leftover guac! too bad i never have any leftover guac 🙂

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