Black Bean Burgers

December 18, 2014

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Sharing Every Bite | Black Bean Burgers #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #eggfree #vegetarian #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

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

 

Servings: 6-7

Calories: 210 per patty

 

 

 

Ingredients:

 

  • 1 can black beans (rinsed, drained)
  • 1 medium red onion (coarsely chopped)
  • 2 c. GF quick oats
  • 1/4 c + 1 Tbs. flax seed meal
  • 1 cup kale (packed)
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs. minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. cayanne pepper
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan sea salt (more or less to taste)
  • 3 tsp. + 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil

 

Directions:

 

  1. Combine all ingredients except 1/2 c. oats into food processor. (*Note the picture is missing kale.) Sharing Every Bite | Black Bean Burgers #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #eggfree #vegetarian #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com
  2. Blend until a coarse texture is achieved. There shouldn't be any chunks bigger than the size of a  kernel of corn.
  3. In another bowl, add 1/2 c. remaining oats and mix with a spoon to combine. It should have a sticky feel, but not be wet. If you find your mixture to have too much liquid, add a few Tbs. of oats until the excess is absorbed. Sharing Every Bite | Black Bean Burgers #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #eggfree #vegetarian #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com
  4. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  5. Prepare a baking sheet with 1-2 Tbs. olive oil.
  6. Divide mixture into 6-7 portions. Roll each portion in a ball and flatten on baking sheet. Sharing Every Bite | Black Bean Burgers #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #eggfree #vegetarian #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com
  7. Rub 1/2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil on the top of each patty.
  8. Cook 15 minutes on each side on the middle oven rack.

 

 

Sharing Every Bite | Black Bean Burgers #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #eggfree #vegetarian #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

Sharing Every Bite | Black Bean Burgers #glutenfree #vegan #soyfree #eggfree #vegetarian #healthy www.sharingeverybite.com

 

 

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,

Brittany