I like to cook. Sometimes.

I like to try new recipes. Sometimes.

I like to make my food look nice and presentable. Sometimes

But sometimes I just want to eat. Especially if I’m busy hanging out with my bestie, and it’s late at night, and I’ve had a few margaritas. You know how it is. We were hungry. We couldn’t be bothered with complicated recipes. We also couldn’t go to the store, which meant I needed to make do with what I had on hand. (Which, thanks to the grocery budget, wasn’t much…) But I was determined.

Somehow, it all worked. Very well, might I add. So is this the recipe you’ll break out to impress your mother-in-law? Probably not. But it might be the recipe you make when your friends are around, and craving a filling snack, and you don’t have time to waste.

So, I present to you, the:


  • 1 can black beans (drained and mostly rinsed)
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3 tbsp egg white
  • Garlic Powder
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Black pepper

Combine everything in a blender or food process, and run it until it’s just slightly chunky. It’s not an exact science. Clearly. Heat up a skillet and spray with a little olive oil. Once the pan is heated, pour in your bean-mixture like a pancake. You’ll have to flip it before the burger is totally set, so don’t worry if it breaks apart. It might be a little scrambled after the first flip, but you can smush it back together (yes, that’s the technical term) with the spatula, and keep cooking. After a few minutes, it should be solid, and ready to serve. (I told you, you can’t mess this up.)

Please excuse the ketchup and mustard on the plate. This was round 2.

Serve with a side of these babies, and you’ve got a solid meal, in a matter of minutes. Oh, and did I mention it’s healthy? Yeah, that’s right. Boom.

Do you like to spend a lot of time preparing your food? Or are you more of a “throw it all together in a few minutes” kind of chef? For me, it totally depends on my mood! Clearly, last night, I was throwing it together 🙂

<3 Liz