Exercise and White Bean Burgers

by Joanne on August 23, 2009

Yesterday was a great running day.  Shane and I went up that steep hill, Sherman Drive, down Higby, down Valley View and around the golf course. It was a really good 7.2 mile run.  Good thing I brought water for Shane because he was one thirsty dog. We made 2 water stops.  I take a water bottle and a small plastic baggy.  He takes water from the baggy. It works well and no heavy bags/bottle to carry. 

Today, Sunday morning, Ted joined us for a 4.35 mile walk around the golf course.  It was a damp, heavy morning but the rain stayed away and we enjoyed each others company.

Last night we watched this pretty good movie with young Ted who just returned from Iceland on Thursday.  He and his mother took a weeks vacation over there to visit family.  But…back to the movie…. “Nothing But The Truth”, staring Kate Beckinsale,  Matt Dillon, Angela Bassett, and Alan Alda. 

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It is based upon true events of a CIA operative whose identity was revealed.  The reporter who wrote the story went to prison because she refused to reveal her source.  The end will surprise you.   Good movie.

Skipping back to last night (I’m all over the place today  🙂   ),  the other week, I came across a recipe by Chef Fresco and it looked really good. Since Teddy and Ted were making hamburgers for themselves, I decided on a meatless burger.  This is my meatless burger which turned out really, REALLY good.

White Bean Burgers

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  • 15.5 oz can Great Northern White Beans
  • 2 lge. eggs
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 TBS parsley
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1/4 cup TVP crumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • red pepper to taste
  • 1 TBS EVOO
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns

In a food processor, add the beans, eggs, salt.  Puree until smooth.  Empty into a large bowl.  Add the parsley, onion, lemon, crumbs, and cheese.  Mix well and let sit for 10 minutes for both the panko and the vegetable protein crumbles to absorb the moisture. 

Heat a saute pan over medium high heat and add the oil.  When heated, drop 4 separate dollops of bean mix into the pan. Form a patty but only press down very gently – don’t compact.   After 7 minutes, flip over and cook another 7 minutes.  

Cooking bean patties

Cooking bean patties

I enjoyed my burger on the toasted whole wheat bun with honey mustard, lettuce and a slice of tomato.  Tummy happy!

As for today, general house chores, very unexciting. 

Make sure to come back tonight for the weekly CNY A Taste of Utica.  We are cooking Zucchini Appetizers and they are going to be good!

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1 Comment

  • At 2009.08.24 13:52, Jeena said:

    I love the bean burgers, as you know I love beans. 🙂

    Your blue cheesecake looks FANTASTIC!

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