I’ve been in the mood to make some homemade veggie burgers. I finally finished the frozen ones I had in my freezer from when we first moved here. Since these burgers were fresh and homemade they were going to be dinner for the both of us. My boyfriend was raised eating meat all the time unless the meal was heavily focused on pasta, then it might be okay. These bean burgers were made up of black beans, gluten free rolled oats, pistachios and delicious spices. To make the burgers more interesting I made my delicious guacamole and used it as a burger topping. I left the cheese off to continue with this being an entirely vegan meal.
My boyfriend’s burger was placed on some whole wheat Tuscan pane bread from Trader Joe’s and huge glob of guacamole. Served with some crinkle cut fries from Alexia and organic ketchup. I opted to enjoy my burger on a bed of spinach and yellow bell peppers. Guacamole for the dressing and a serving of crinkle cut fries.
This meal was DELICIOUS! The burgers were very easy to put together and the leftovers freeze beautifully. My boyfriend liked it but he said,” It wouldn’t be something I’d ask to have but would eat once in a while.” Blah blah blah! ;)
The Vegan Bean Burgers recipe came from the Daily Garnish. The burgers have been around the blogosphere for quite some time and I’m glad I’ve finally had the opportunity to make them. I ended up using salted pistachios in place of the pepitas and left the coriander out and used smoked paprika instead.
Vegan Bean Burgers with Guacamole
Adapted from Daily Garnish
2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
2 carrots, grated
1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/4 cup pistachios, salted
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Add the oats and pistachios to the food processor and grind until coarsely chopped. Let it run for roughly 10 seconds. Transfer to mixing bowl. Next add the carrots and pulse in the food processor till finely chopped. Add back the oats and pistachios. Add 3/4 of the beans, all the spices and the oil. Once all of this is in the food processor, give it a whirl and mix it all together.
Spoon mixture into a mixing bowl and fold in the rest of the saved beans. Wet your hands and form into 6 medium sized patties. Place patties on a non-stick baking sheet or pan, and bake at 300 degrees for 40 minutes, turning once in the middle.
Cool until lightly brown and remove. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.