The World’s Greatest Black Bean Burger

Let me explain…..I am generally not the person who likes to eat mimics of other foods…I do not choose to eat tofu or fake meat…I have personally decided not to eat meat and I don’t generally want a fake version of it either.  However, my hubby loves veggie burgers….looking at the ingredients they contain I am not happy serving him one of these burgers at all….in my opinion they are not healthy!

I knew I could do better, so I got to work in the kitchen….I made my first batch and it was okay….the second time around was a fail…..but the third time is most definately a charm!!! This recipe is by far The World’s Greatest Black Bean Burger and I know because I ate it!!!  Remember when I said I don’t generally eat things that resemble fake meat….well, this is the exception!

These are so easy and quick to make,contain simple ingredients, and are super healthy!

The World’s Greatest Black Bean Burger

1 can of organic black beans, drained and rinsed

1 chia egg  which is 1 tbsp. chia seeds and 3 tablespoons water mixed (explained here)

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 small handful of fresh cilantro, chopped

1 tsp. sea salt

2 tbsp. organic BBQ sauce

1 cup organic oats, ground into flour using a food processor or coffee grinder (may need up to 1/2 cup additional)

1 tbsp. nutritional yeast (optional)

Place beans into food processor and blend.  Add in chia egg, garlic, salt, cilantro and reblend.  Add in BBQ sauce and nutritional yeast and blend.  Finally slowly add in the oat flour until a good “dough” is made.  Refrigerate for 1/2 hour.

Using hands pat out 4 large patties or 5 smaller ones.

Place in hot skillet with coconut oil or non dairy butter.  Cook on med high heat until browned on one side and then flip.  Cook the other side until brown.

Serve on a whole grain bun with avocado slices, purple onions, tomatoes, and sprouts!

Hubby Approved!

Do you like black bean burgers???  What would you top yours with?

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