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Better black bean burgers?

I think I may have stumbled on a really good black bean burger recipe! I tried making this one, since it’s vegan, but I used beans straight out of the oven instead of canned ones. Even though I didn’t add the crumbled bread, and added some extra oil, the patties held together better than ground beef ones and produced a nice crispy crust when cooked. Admittedly, the flavor is a bit lacking with only beans and onions, but I’m going to try and replicate/extend my results next time I make a batch.

I served them with these, by the way. Best recipe for fries that I’ve seen!

Good thing I already had a bowl of ice cream

While I haven’t read the study, this is an intriguing experimental approach to the study of food consumption! I’ve always been curious why – apart from the everpresent financial or practical reasons – I haven’t seen more studies that eschewed survey data. Keeping the menu the same but manipulating portions and ingredients seems to be a pretty plausible way to control the nutrient ratio with a minimum of intervening factors. Maybe there are plenty of similar studies and I just haven’t run across them? I sure hope so.