Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Seriously Good Vegan Black Bean Burgers
Don't let the "vegan" scare you, these are some tasty black bean burgers!
makes 6 medium sized patties or 4 large.
1 (15 oz) can of organic black beans, drained
2 1/2 Tbsp ground flax seed, mixed with 3 Tbsp water*
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1/2 an onion, finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp cumin (or more if you like it spicy!)
2 tsp corriander
1/2 tsp chipotle chili powder
1 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for the pan
whatever garnishes tickle your fancy
1. Mash black beans in a large bowl. Add in flax mixture, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, spices, s/p and olive oil, and mix until well combined.
2. Form mixture into patties and place in fridge for 10-15 minutes to chill.
3. Heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Arrange patties in a single layer and cook, flipping once, until golden brown and cooked through. This takes about 10 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and serve with whatever fixins you want.
*If you do not have flax seed and are not worried about it being vegan, you can use 1 egg as the binder.