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Dinner’ll Bean a Minute!

Want fast food?  Sometimes you just need a little help. Tonight was that night.  Morningstar Farms has a mighty fine Black Bean Burger, and with a few tweaks, it can be superb. Fast and furious, a healthy meal is just 5 minutes away.  This is a great use for some of my previously posted Roasted Eggplant spread/dip. I slathered it on the bun (Arnold Multi-Grain Sandwich Thins)  topped that with some fresh baby spinach, sliced onion, tomato, and a dollop of Amore’ tomato paste. Of course, I added some Cat 5 for a little spice and I’m beginning to love Mrs. Dash too. I’m also not using salt anymore if possible. Which, even though I was never a big salt user, yes, it is possible not to add any  additional salt at all. A bit of fresh broccoli and you’re set!

For each burger you’ll need:

Morning Star Farms Black Bean Burger

Arnold Multi Grain Sandwich Thins

Roasted Eggplant Spread (Dailydinnertable.com July 15, 2012)

slice of onion

slice of tomato

fresh baby spinach

Amore’ tomato paste


1 T water

fruit of choice

Cook burger according to package directions. While cooking, place broccoli in microwave safe bowl with 1 T water. Place in microwave for 1 minute, up to 1 minute 30 seconds depending on desired doneness.

Prepare  burger bun by slathering roasted eggplant spread on both buns. Place spinach, onion, tomato on bun. Sprinkle Cat 5 and Mrs. Dash on burger. Place burger on bun with toppings. Add a dollop of tomato paste.

Plate burger, broccoli on plate, add desired fruit.  Tonight is was cherries! Voila! Deliciously healthy fast food.

Fast & Furious Black Bean Burger.
aka Dinner’ll Bean in a Minute


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