Tag Archives: sandwich

Lentil Burgers and Oven Fries

7 Dec

I made Black Bean Burgers, but with lentils instead.

Yum : )


Easy Artisan No-Knead Bread

20 Nov

This bread is perfect.  Ridiculously easy, simple ingredients and tastes amazing.  I couldn’t even believe that I had made this, that’s how good it was!


Recipe from The New York Times


3 cups bread flour
1/4 tsp yeast
1  1/2 tsp salt
1  2/3 cups lukewarm water

Mix together the flour, yeast, and salt in a very large bowl.

Stir in the water until you get a wet, cohesive dough.

Cover with greased plastic wrap and let rise in a warm place for 12-18 hours (I let mine sit for 13 hours).

After it has risen (it should have grown in size and be bubbly), turn out on a floured board and flop around into a ball.

Let sit, covered, for one more hour.

* I am wondering if I could just let it sit the 14 hours and skip this step??*

While you’re waiting, preheat the oven with a dutch oven inside of it at 450 degrees.  You want to keep the dutch oven in the oven for at least 45 minutes to make sure it is very hot!

When ready, take out the dutch oven, sprinkle the bottom with some flour, then plop your dough ball into the dutch oven.  So easy!!

Put the cover back on the ditch oven and place in the oven.  Let bake for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, remove the dutch oven, take off the lid of the pot, increase the oven to 500 degrees, and put the dutch oven (without the lid) back in the oven.

Let bake another 20 minutes.

Remove, die of happiness from the smell, and practice patience while the bread cools enough to eat it.

We ate half the loaf for lunch (yeah….) with some extra virgin olive oil, balsalmic vinegar, salt and oregano.

This would also be great for sandwiches though!

Basic Sandwich Bread

5 Aug

I had gotten a bread machine for Christmas and only until after the move did I have the space to use it!  So I tried out a basic sandwich bread recipe and it came out perfectly!  The crust was awesome and the bread tasted so good I ate only that for dinner : )  While I’m not a fan of the shape of the loaf (it is way too tall and yields HUGE slices), the machine is nice for in the summer when I don’t want to heat up my kitchen by using an oven.  I can’t wait to experiment with whole wheat versions and to make more complex loaves!

Loaf shape

For my bread machine (Food Network brand) the loaf yielded about 12 huge slices.

Adapted from this link:  http://www.food.com/recipe/throw-away-the-bread-machine-instructions-white-bread-339905


Add the following in order to the bread machine:

1 cup warm water
2 Tbsp sugar (and stir)
2 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast

Let sit for 10 minutes (no less than this).

Now add the following ingredients in order:
4 Tbsp oil
3 cups bread flour
1 tsp salt

Follow the directions for “basic” on the machine, and then let it do all the work!

I loved this bread with garlic butter or just dipping it in olive oil and some spices, although it’s perfect to make sandwiches out of.

Oven Hot Dogs

11 Jul

I didn’t like these.  Because I don’t like hot dogs. They remind me of when I was a kid and would puke them up due to a sensitive stomach.  Oh, memories.

But Matt loved these oven hot dogs (he rated them a 10 on a 1-10 scale) and so I’ll keep this recipe for him.  Maybe I can substitute something in place of the hotdog….

Oven Hot Dogs

 Recipe from In the Wabe

**Serves 4**

4 hotdogs
1 hotdog buns
leftover chili
mayo, mustard, sweet relish
4 Tbsp shredded cheddar cheese
chopped onion for garnish

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spread the buns with mayo and mustard.

Add in some relish and spread evenly.

Place the hotdogs in the buns, and arrange the buns on the pan (so that they are kinda squished, like in the picture).

Top each with chili, cheese, and onion.

Bake, covered with foil, for 45 minutes.

Scoop out individually with a spatula and serve to your chili-dog-lovin’ boyfriend.

Vegetarian Black Bean Burgers

7 Jul

These are so, so good.  Like, “even though I’m not a vegetarian I’d rather have these than regular burgers”  kind of good.

I eat mine on a toasted hamburger bun with coleslaw on the bottom, melted cheese on top, and with onions, ketchup and mayo.  I could barely contain myself long enough to take a photo.

Vegetarian Black Bean Burger

This recipe is vegetarian but can me made vegan.  Just leave out the egg (or use substitute).  The recipe will work without egg, it just helps as a binder.

Recipe adapted from Mango Power Girl.

**Makes about 6 burgers**

1 can of  black beans, rinsed and drained
1  1/2 cups finely diced zucchini
1 medium potato, peeled, boiled & chopped
1/2  large onion, finely diced
1 egg (optional, but helps hold the burger together)
2 Tbsp garlic powder or 1 Tbsp minced fresh garlic
1 tsp cumin
1  1/2 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp jalepeno powder or cayenne powder
1/4 cup bread crumbs
salt and pepper
buns and burger toppings

Boil the potato until soft enough to mash.

In the meantime, preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

While the potato is still boiling, heat a skillet with a little bit of oil and saute the onion and garlic powder, until translucent.

Add in the zucchini and cook until the water evaporates, or about 6-7 minutes.

When potatoes are done, drain and let cool in the colander.

To the zucchini and onions, add the black beans, salt to taste, chili powder, jalepeno powder (or cayenne) and cumin.

Note:  do not skimp on the seasonings.  They are what make this burger great!

Remove from the heat and mash the bean/onion/zucchini mixture.  Mash it well.

Then, add in the potatoes and mash those into the bean mixture.

When everything is mashed, stir in the breadcrumbs and egg.

Form burgers and place on a sprayed oven sheet.

Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, until crisp on the outside.

Note:  Right after removing them from the oven I placed a slice of cheese on the burger and covered with a pot to let the cheese melt.  Sooo good!

Fried Eggplant Sandwich

20 Jun

Not so healthy… but oh so good.

Fried Eggplant Sandwich

My creation was a modified version of this recipe.

This recipe provides:  fiber, manganese, calcium, potassium, thiamin