Black Bean Burger
At first glance, this burger could fool a carnivore. These patties stay together better than any other vegan burger we’ve tried, without needing any flour. The trick is to leave the mixture in the freezer for half an hour before frying. The main ingredients in this burger promote heart health and weight control thanks to powerful antioxidants. Walnuts also contain a large amount of omega-3 fatty acid, making them an important addition to vegan cuisine.
1.75 Cups Black Beans (1 Can/425grams)
1 Yellow Onion
1 Cup Walnuts
1 tbsp Olive Oil
Seasoning: Paprika, Cumin, Onion Powder, Salt and Pepper
Finely chop the onion and fry in cooking oil until soft.
Meanwhile crush the walnuts using a food processor, or go old school with a mortar and pestle.
Add all the ingredients, including the softened onion, to your food processor and blend until smooth.
Form into four balls of equal size.
Place in the freezer for 30 minutes allowing the mixture to firm up slightly. (This waiting period is a great time to prep your sides and toppings; we recommend burger buns, sliced tomatoes, guacamole, and sweet potato wedges)
Heat some cooking oil in a pan.
Gently place your bean balls into the pan, pressing down gently to flatten into patties.
Fry your burgers for a couple of minutes, then flip and repeat on the other side.