Spicy Black Bean Burgers


A lot of us are apart of operation Summer Body! Now is definitely time to show those love handles some tough love and those greasy burgers whose the boss! 
  Well I am definitely losing winter weight and this black bean burger has helped curb my Jr bacon cheeseburger cravings! It’s really simple and inexpensive. I was able to make a total of 12 nice sized burgers for less than $10 (not including the seasonings which I had on hand). 

Ingredients : 
15 oz can of black beans
2 large eggs (can be substituted with flax gel) 
Italian bread cups ( about two cups) 
1/2 Jalapeño (add as much as you want) 
1/4 of any color pepper( I always feel like red and green belong together) 

Chili powder
Sea salt
Minced garlic
Black pepper 

Add your can of beans into a large bowl and mash them with a potato smasher or you can use a food processor. 

Next add all of your dry ingredients and eggs. If you have been following Crock-Pot Sunday then you know that I am a dash of this and pinch of that person. Season to your taste! 

I did sauté my jalapeno and red pepper with a tad bit of coconut oil before mixing. I wanted to make sure that they wouldn't be to tough since the burgers only need to cook for a few minutes. 

This is how your final mix should look, it should be thick and gritty from the bread crumbs. The egg is the binder to keep them together while cooking. 

Now here's the fun part! If you have littles this will be fun for them, they get to learn a skill and you have no worries with raw meat being in everything! 

Roll and make your patties! 

You do not need any oil to cook these patties. I usually use the cast iron skillet to give it a nice hot crust. The patty only needs to cook about two minutes in each side. 

That's all! Really simple, easy and yummy!! Let me know if you try it out! 

Until Next Time 
Christ, Peace and Locs ✌🏾

A Quaint Little Coffee Shop...

Full Bloom Coffee Roasters in downtown Garner is great little place to relax. 
The first thing I tried was the pear and bacon grilled cheese. 
Let me tell you, that sandwich is deadly! 
They have a variety of breakfast and lunch items on the menu.

They also sell mugs and bakery items from local patrons. 
They also roast fresh coffee and sell by the bag. 

They have an amazing upstairs that creates an atmosphere for writers, readers, artist and anyone who needs to get away from the hustle and bustle for a few minutes and recharge with a cup of Joe (or tea! I recently tried the Smooth Strawberry Dream and fell in love!).
I go there everyday for lunch and I have the Orange Blossom Latte with almond milk.

The staff is wonderful and accommodates the customers needs! 
They have become a stable on Main street. 
Check out there website here ! 

They are located at 141 W Main St, Garner, NC 27529. 

Check them out when you are in the Raleigh area! 

Until next time 

Christ, Peace and Locs ✌🏾

Crock-Pot Sunday is Back!!!

Hey everyone!! 
I have missed crock-pot Sunday! I stopped because life has been in a busy season!
Anyhow it's back!! 

Today I made a tenderloin and cabbage meal. It was really simple but really good! 
I used only four ingredients!

2 heads of cabbage
12 ounces of Sun Feed Ranch chicken bone broth 
1 Roasted Garlic and Cracked Black Pepper pork tenderloin
Morton's Course Sea Salt to taste

So I am well away that most people are shying away from pork and for the most part we are as well. However I had this in the freezer and wanted to get it cooked before it went to waste. 
Pork can be substituted for turkey or whatever you prefer!

So I always start my meat before adding anything else to the crock-pot!
Do not rinse the meat if it is preseasoned! It will take your flavor!
After adding the meat with all the juice I can get from the package, I added salt ans the broth! 

It was the first time I used this broth and I'll definitely keep it on hand! 

Next rinse and cut your cabbage and add to the crock-pot(I also added a little pepper).

Let it cook for eight hours in low and that's all folks! 
Simple and tasty home-cooked meal. 
I served with mashed potatoes and Hawaiian rolls. 

Let me know what you think!
Until next time

Christ, Peace & Locs ✌🏾