Baked Black Bean Burgers
IntroductionA great alternative to a fried favorite, these burgers pack a lot of flavor with a lot of fiber and nutrients, and are completely soy free.
This recipe is to make a large batch of burger patties, perfect to make and freeze ahead of time for lunches at work, or just a quick dinner. A great alternative to a fried favorite, these burgers pack a lot of flavor with a lot of fiber and nutrients, and are completely soy free.
This recipe is to make a large batch of burger patties, perfect to make and freeze ahead of time for lunches at work, or just a quick dinner.
2 cups dried black beans
2 medium white onions
1/2 lb. carrots (can be replaced with 1 cup any chopped veggie to customize flavor)
6 slices of Genesis sprouted bread, or any hearty wheat bread
5 Tbsp ground flax seed (buy already ground, or use coffee grinder on whole seeds)
1 cup water
6 Tbsp Benoit's spicy salt-free cajun seasoning (or Tony Chachere's)
2 Tbsp salt
2 Tbsp Annie's Worcestershire Sauce (or any vegan Worcestershire sauce)
-You can use 4 cans of black beans to replace the dried beans and cut down on cooking time
-While you can use any hearty bread, Genesis bread (sold at most health food stores) provides high amounts of fiber, protein, iron, and B vitamins wile being easy to digest. Stale bread makes better crumbs, so keep unused bread ends in the refrigerator to use in this recipe
-You can use anything to grease the cookie sheets, but I prefer olive oil. You can use a Misto sprayer to coat pans with a fine mist of any oil without using any propellants
-Baking time will vary based on your oven. Allow the patties to be firm enough to flip before you turn them over. For best results, bake only one cookie sheet at a time to prevent uneven baking. If you don't want to take that time, you may wish to just half the recipe.
-Drain and rinse cooked beans, and process in food processor until mashed
-Add pureed beans to a large mixing bowl
-Process raw onions and carrots in food processor until finely chopped, add to mixing bowl
-Process bread slices into small crumb, add to mixing bowl
-Simmer ground flax and water in a small saucepan for about 5 minutes, stirring until reaching a gelatinous consistency
-Mix Cajun seasoning, salt, and Worcestershire into flax mixture, and add to large mixing bowl
-Mix all ingredients
-Form 16 fist sized balls of mixture, and mold into a patty shape
-Place patties on 2 greased large cookie sheets
-Bake each pan of burgers at 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes
-Flip patties and bake for another 15-20 minutes
-Store patties in an air tight container separated by foil or parchment paper in freezer, or serve fresh
Serving Size: makes 16 burger patties
Number of Servings: 16
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NEUROTICOCTOPUS.