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Menu Plan for Summer II: Week 6, Thursday

Burger and Bean Packets
Brown Rice with Fresh Herbs

Cooking time:  30 minutes for menu          Cooking schedule: see below for instructions

     Wrapped in foil and cooked on the grill, these 'burger packets' make for easy clean-up.  You could do them in the oven, in a baking dish, covered, 400F (200C) for 25 - 30 minutes... Or in the foil packets on a baking tray.

Burgers and Beans 

Total time: 30 minutes
    When we lived in the U.S. we did these with ground venison.  They would also be good with ground turkey. If your beans have a very watery tomato sauce (like mine) drain them first.  Otherwise use as much of the sauce as you like. 

burger onionburger beanspacket

Burgers and Beans  Ingredients:

 Instructions:

Brown Rice with Herbs

Total time: 20 minutes    or whatever your package says
      I use 'Uncle Ben's' which is all I can get and it is quick cooking.  It looks like brown Basmati and cooks in 15 minutes.

Brown Rice with Herbs Ingredients: 

 Instructions:

Cooking Schedule: 30 minutes
Assemble all ingredients and utensils
Utensils: measuring cups, spoons, knives,
scissors,
foil, small saucepan with lid
Turn on barbecue or oven (400F, 200C)
Start rice if using barbecue (or slow-cooking rice)
Lay out 4 pieces of foil
Slice onion, place on foil
Patty beef, place on onion
Place another onion slice on beef

Open beans, if lots if so-so sauce, drain a bit
Spoon beans onto beef
Add ketchup, mustard
Seal packets, cook
Start to cook rice if using oven (or fast rice)
    Pause while it all cooks
Snip herbs
Fluff rice, add herbs, cover to keep warm
Remove packets, open, spoon onto plates
Serve