Did you know these black bean burgers have almost as much protein as a beef hamburger? That's right! And 1/3 the fat you'd find in it's meaty counterpart. Plus, you'll enjoy the same 10% DV of Iron as you would in a beef patty. I'd even argue that this recipe would win a flavor contest at a 4th of July BBQ, but maybe I'm biased. Although, I did have all my meat-loving family members last 4th of July asking for seconds.
Now, I'm not saying these taste "just like chicken" or anything, so don't expect a beef-tasting black bean burger, but they can hold their own nonetheless. Believe me, I'll be the first to admit some vegan things that mock other things (namely vegan cheese...ew.) aren't anything close to being as good as the real thing, but you should be pleasantly surprised with this one. Slap some avocado, lettuce, tomato, and condiments of choice on there and you'll be doing a little happy dance, too. Give 'em a try!
Prep time: 5-8 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
Calories: 210 per patty
I know I say it all the time, but this has got to be one of my favorite recipes. Today became "perfect" after finding never before seen gluten-free AND egg free (vegan) buns at Sprouts. Hooray! They do well as a lettuce wrap (or an "un-wich" as Jimmy John's calls it), but any gluten-free person can probably vouch for this as well...it is unbelievably difficult to find decent gluten-free bread, let alone gluten-free bread without eggs or dairy. Mmm, carbs... how I occasionally miss thee.
So if you need me, I'll be participating in what seems like a never ending invitation list of Christmas cookie exchanges. Which reminds me, my CHUCKLE-DOODLES should be making their grand entrance on Sharing Every Bite very soon. Stay tuned!
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Lots of Christmas love,