This weekend was The Texas Hill Country Wine and Food Festival and I was able to attend. I'm still feeling a little run down from all the wine tasting and food samples but I had a marvelous time. More on that later.
Before the shenanigans of THDWFF I cooked myself a healthy meal. It's my way of balancing the damage I knew I'd do with all that food and wine! I've made grain burgers before but this time I was feeling a little south western.
South Western Black Bean Burgers
1 cup leftover grain (I used millet) 1/2 a cup black beans 1/4 cup flour 2-3 Tsp fresh cilantro 1/4 of a medium onion- chopped 1/4 cup blue corn flour 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp paprika salt Cilantro + Avocado to top
Place all ingredients (except the Blue Corn Flour) in a food processor and pulse until everything is combined. Form small patties using your hands (I've also found a biscuit cutter makes a great sized burger). You can either fry them in a skillet with oil or bake them in the oven at about 350 for 20 mins (depending on how big your burgers are) I fried these and sprinkled them with salt when they were done.
Apple Fennel Salad
1/2 a tart apple 1/2 a bulb of fennel salt lemon
Grate the apple and the fennel. Sprinkle with salt to taste and squeeze a little lemon on top. Simple and great for summer. I'd suggest adding cucumber as well