Vegan+GF Black Bean Burgers
I haven't had the best history with making homemade veggie burgers. They either lack flavor, they're too dry, too wet, or fall apart as I'm cooking them. But these black bean burgers are spot on with flavor, and the consistency makes them easy to cook on the stop top or in the oven. I also love that there's actual chunks of veggies in these and that they are gluten free and vegan, and with that being said, making these burgers without gluten and eggs only added to the increase in nutrients that these gems have.
I served them with avocado and tomato, with a side of greens and some homemade honey lime dressing which was perfect, but they would be delicious served up actual burger style too, bun and all, topped with the classics, or paired with a over medium fried egg, you really can't go wrong with any of these options.
If you want to double the batch, these freeze great as well. I just separate each cooked patty with wax paper and then wrap in aluminum foil before freezing, and that makes it easy to grab for a quick lunch or dinner.
Prep Time: 20 min. Cook Time: 10 min..
Yields: 4- 5 medium size patties
1 flax egg ( 1 tbsp flaxseed meal + 3 tbsp water)
3 garlic cloves
1 large carrot ( diced small)
1 (15 oz) can black beans
1/4 -1/3 cup of gluten free oat flour ( ground whole oats in food processor)
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp chili powder
salt and pepper to taste
Mix flaxseed meal and water and set aside for 5- 10 minutes.
Place large pan over medium heat, add 1 tsp of olive oil or coconut oil to the pan, add in the garlic, onions, and carrots and sauté until translucent and soft.
Transfer the mix to a large bowl, and stir in the spices, salt and pepper.
Using a food processor, blend the black beans until there are only a few bean pieces left.
Transfer the beans to the bowl with the veggies, then stir in the flax egg, oat flour, and add additional salt and pepper if needed.
Divide into 4-5 patties, put them on a plate, and cover. Place the patties in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
When the burgers are about 5 minutes from coming out of the fridge, place a large pan over medium high heat, and drop in a little more olive oil or coconut oil. Add the patties and cook for 4-5 minutes each side, until they're golden brown.
Serve with a salad or sweet potato fries.