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Deliciously Simple Bean Burger

Going plant-based doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite foods! I was a big burger lover before eliminating meat, and I realize there are a lot of meat substitutes in the market today (Beyond beef, Impossible burger). However, I feel like nothing beats a simple, black bean burger. Add some grilled corn on the cob and fruit and you will find yourself in veg heaven!

Serving Size:   6          Prep Time:   10 minutes         Cook Time:   25-30 minutes 

💚VEGAN    💚GLUTEN FREE    💚OIL-FREE

Ingredients

  • 2 cans (14.5 oz) beans of choice. I typically use black beans or half black and half cannellini beans)
  • 2 flax "eggs"
  • 1/2 cup quinoa flakes (SEE TIPS)
  • 2 tsp vegan friendly burger seasoning
  • 2-5 TB Low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1/2 c cracker/bread crumbs (SEE TIPS)
  • 1.5 tsp onion salt 
  • 2 tsp garlic cloves, minced
  • dash of sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 serrano pepper, minced (SEE TIPS)

Instructions:

    1. If cooking in air fryer/over, preheat to 350 F. 
    2. In medium bowl, mash rinsed and drained beans until desired consistency. I like mine with a bit more texture, but if you like it smoother mash for a bit longer.
    3. Add in quinoa flakes and cracker/bread crumbs, along with spices. Add or omit based on your desired preferences. 
    4. Add in flax "egg" until thoroughly combined. 
    5. Shape mixture into 6-7 patties. To prevent sticking if stacking or if you are preparing the day prior, you can separate with parchment paper. 
    6. If cooking on stove, spray pan and add in veggie broth as needed as you're cooking bean patties. Cook patty for 5-6 minutes, or until each side is getting golden brown. 
    7. If using air fryer/ baking, cook for about 20 minutes, flipping over halfway. 
    8. Serve hot on bun of choice and load up with sliced vegan cheese (we like smokey gouda) lettuce, tomato, red cabbage, avocado - basically all your faves!

    Tips

    - Be sure to RINSE and DRAIN the beans well. 

    - If you don't have quinoa flakes, you can use gluten free oats or simply sub crumbs. 

    - If you don't have bread crumbs/crackers, you can also sub for gluten free panko crumbs. 

    - Omit serrano and sub for jalepeno or even bell pepper if you don't care for spicy. 

    NOTE: If you still incorporate dairy in your plant-based lifestyle, feel free to sub vegan cheese with shredded mozzarella/mexican blend cheese and use egg in place of flax egg.