Mash beans. Add the remaining ingredients, except the oil and mix until well combined. Shape the mixture into patties. Heat about two tablespoons of olive oil and cook each patty until the veggie burgers are done, about 3 minutes on each side.
Sweet Potato Fries
Combine cumin, salt and pepper - set aside. Preheat to 400 degrees. Peel and cut potatoes, cut in half, then cut each half into 6 wedges. Mix potatoes, oil and spices in bowl. Bake 30 minutes until edges are crisp.
- 1 can Black Beans (mashed, smashed, obliterated)
- Various "Taco" Seasonings (chili powder, onion powder, cumin, etc)
- About 1/4 cup Corn Meal
- Tablespoon of Flax seed (milled)
- 3 or 4 cloves of Garlic
- 4 - 6 Taco shells (smashed, crunched, demolished)
- Splash of vinegar (I used an old Balsamic)
- Enough oil to fill your skillet about 1/2 - 1 inch high.
I used a combination of olive oil and peanut oil. Any vegetable oil works.
I combined everything in a bowl (except the Taco shells and Oil) and let it marinate in the fridge all day. That isn't necessary, but I like preparing things early so that when I cook, I have it all ready.
*Put the oil in your pan and heat it up to medium heat.
*Add the smashed Taco Shells into the batter and mix well
*Use a spoon or two, make 1-2 inch balls with the batter and slide them into the oil.
*2 or 3 minutes of cooking is all it takes
You can eat them plain, but I served these with a sauce combination of green pesto sauce, hot salsa and a sprinkle of cheese. Green peas are a nice side addition to bring in a little sweetness to contrast with the hot salsa. It was a really good dinner.