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Garlic-Parmesan Black Bean Burgers / Sangria Smoothie

by John on July 16th, 2010

Garlic-Parmesan Black Bean Burgers

Anytime I post what I’m making from scratch, I’m flooded with recipe requests. So, here goes.


  • 2 cans black beans
  • garlic (I use a big package of minced garlic & throw in a tablespoon)
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 large carrot, peeled & shredded
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs


Mash black beans with garlic. Add rest of the ingredients. Mix well. Grill on low heat for 25-30 minutes, turning every ten. Serve on buns with cheddar cheese.

Sangria Smoothie

I really like good wine, but I hate paying for it. Usually, I end up buying “middle of the road” wine, usually in boxes (cheaper that way). However, my local wine shop started selling “Bully Hill Banty Red”, which I had to buy because it was like $9.99 for a 3 liter box. Well, the wine sucks. But, the old adage “sucky wine, great sangria” holds true.


  • Large glass of shitty red wine
  • Frozen berries (I buy them in bulk from the grocery store)
  • Banana (just to make it seem more like a smoothie & less like an alcoholic’s wet dream)


Blend in blender until smooth.

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  1. Those both sound delicious. I especially like the idea of the black bean burgers.

  2. YAY! Thanks for posting! Nom nom nom…

  3. Thanks for coming by my blog post over at ScaryMommy yesterday! I love sangria. I make it all summer and so true, crappier the wine, the better the sangria!

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