20 Minute Brown Butter Chunky Basil Pesto Pasta.
You know what I find hard?
Making business decisions when I honestly have zero business experience. Unless you count my little jewelry making business I had in sixth grade, but that only lasted a few months. But hey, it did actually make it into a store over at Beachwood Mall on the East Side of Cleveland. I thought it was the coolest thing ever…until I got bored and moved on to my next project.
Kind of wishing life could be that easy and care free again.
Anyway, I know I have said this before but I totally stink at making any kind of decision, so when it comes to decisions about what to do, and what not do, with this blog and ultimately my career I stress and cry to my mom for help.
FYI, she’s not that helpful, but only because these are kind of my decisions to make.
I feel like if I had maybe just a few more years one me these kind of decisions might be easier for me to make.
It’s not that these things I have to decide on are anything huge. No, more just how I want to keep moving forward and the steps I need to take to get where I want to be. It’s a lot of emailing and phone calls and just a little stress on my brain, but it’s a good thing. I guess.
Kind of scary though because I really feel like an adult. I mean, don’t get me wrong, there are many times that I feel like I am still sixteen and I have not a clue how I got to be twenty (or even how I made it to twenty). It’s all just weird, scary and exciting… and all at the same time.
And now I am rambling and probably not making any sense at all.
But just know, I am terrible with decisions. BIG or small, I totally stress over them.
To the burgers!
The vegetarian burgers that my family loved.
Granted, I think it was the cheese that kept them from not noticing what was really going on, but still. A no meat burger that my family will actually eat, it’s got to be a good one.
The burgers are a really simple base of black beans and rice, classic Cuban food. The beans and rice get seasoned with a little cumin and a handful of cheese. Then comes the mojo sauce, which is just so very good. It’s not a thick sauce, but a good drizzle of it on the buns and then again over the burger is so good.
The slaw? Well I know it is so predictable of me, but the mango slaw really works, and I just can’t get enough of these fresh flavors.
Oh, and the garlic tostones are the topping on the cake. I mean burger!
They are just fried plantains, but they are so good. Serve them on the side or right on top of your burger. Personally, I am a texture freak, so on the burger it was.
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Oh, and did I mention I am getting crazy excited for burger season? Because I am, and the ideas are flowing.
The flavors are insanely delicious! This is a great addition to family meal time.
Thank you so much Rochelle!
Tiegen thanks for not only Vegetarian recipies for my 13 year old with nut allergies, but Vegetarian recipies that us meat eaters can embrace, that watch our processed white flower intake. So bean burgers it is tonight with slaw hold the bun
Sounds amazing Derek! I hope you love this recipe, thanks!
I’m always looking for Meatless Monday recipes and came upon this site and recipe. This was truly delicious! I made everything as stated- except added jalapeno to the slaw. The plantains especially were delicious. I kept eating them while waiting for the cheese to melt on the burgers. I’m glad to have found your lovely site!
SO happy you loved this!! Thanks so much for stopping by, Sara!
Followed the recipe exactly and it came out AMAZING! These are the flavors that remind me of my childhood growing up in a Latin home. Thank you for a great recipe 🙂
Thanks so much, Stephanie!! 🙂
You have me drooling here!! I’m not a huge meat lover, so this is a burger I could totally fall in love with! 😉 Yum!
These burgers are so amazing! Even my hubby (who usually prefers meat) inhaled his and couldn’t wait to have the leftovers for lunch. All the flavors go so well together and, like you said, they get a really amazing crust when made in the pan. I travel to the Dominican a lot and was so excited to see the garlic tostones in this recipe, as well as all the other familiar Caribbean flavors! The mango slaw is so good, it will be something I make as a side in the future. I wouldn’t change a thing about the recipe and it is definitely a make again. Hands down, the best bean burgers I’ve ever had! Thanks so much for sharing!
YA!! Thanks so much! So happy you loved them!
Hahaha! You have no idea how timely your post is. I’m stressing out majorly trying to make a decision regarding where to send my son to school. I’ve been bouncing back and forth between options for months and I’m still undecided! I’m 26 and am still struggle with decision-making. I think the most important thing I’ve learned is to think things through logically and calmly and then be confident in your decision. Things WILL work out in the end- it’s just sometimes the path there can be a little bumpy. 😉
Good luck with you decision! Sounds stressful!
Thanks so much for the sweet words!
Those garlic tostones sound so amazing! I could just eat them like chips! I’m in awe of how many amazing recipes you come up with each week, your family is very lucky! It seems like decisions should get easier as we get older, but unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be the case. I’m sure things will fall into place though, good luck 🙂
Thank you so much for the kind words!! 🙂