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Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Mango Chutney

I've partnered with Pints and Plates to share delicious Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Mango Chutney and its perfect beer pairing. 
Some things are just better together. Like these Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Mango Chutney paired with a grapefruit shandy. I would have never come up with this match on my own, since I'm admittedly not very knowledgeable about beer. PintsandPlates.com has loads of delicious recipes paired with the perfect beers. I love that they have many vegetarian-friendly recipes too. I am dying to try the Orange Zest Risotto with a Belgian witbier or the Butternut Squash Bisque with a Bohemian Pilsner. I chose to try the Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Mango Chutney and Pints and Plates is sharing the recipe with us. 
The mango chutney simmers away with flavors of curry and ginger while the black bean and quinoa patties are made. Their recommended pairing of a crisp and refreshing beer like Leinenkugel's® Grapefruit Shandy was perfect. The floral citrus aroma of this refreshing beer complements the fruit chutney so nicely. While Yummy Hubby doesn't drink beer very often, he wanted me to tell you he loves this grapefruit shandy.  The pairing was a welcome refreshment after a long strenuous weekend bike ride. It was fun to discover a new beer through this recipe and Pints and Plates.

I had so much fun exploring the Pints and Plates website. They have a page dedicated to finding the right type of glass for each beer. I learned that a tall, tapered Pilsner glass is best for the shandy I was serving with the burgers. You can see all the glassware and pouring tips here. They also have entertaining tips, from creating a holiday tablescape to tailgating traditions. The site makes me want to invite friends over for a relaxed dinner complete with the perfect food and beer pairings.
Whether for a backyard barbecue or hanging out by the fire during the holidays, this delicious pairing is ideal for sharing with friends.  

See the recipe for Black Bean and Quinoa Burgers with Mango Chutney on Pints and Plates! 


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