Black Bean Vegan Burger

August 10, 2011

Recipes

Me and Desert Sage

Desert Sage

Serves 6

1 (15 oz) can no salt added black beans rinsed and drained
1 whole raw onion chopped
1 cup wheat bread crumbs
1 tbsp dried oregano
1tbsp dried basil
1 – 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil first cold pressed
2 – 4 cloves raw garlic chopped fine or ground with a molcajete
Optional: Hot sauce to taste
Optional: Jalapeno chopped fine or ground with a molcajete

Put black beans in a bowl and mash with a potato masher.  Then stir in the rest of the ingredients.  Form into patties.  There should be enough for about six patties.  This is really simple to make but you may have to add either more bread crumbs or wheat flour to keep the patties from falling apart as you fry bake or grill them.  You can save the left over Black Bean mixture for more burgers later OR you can try my Black Bean Vegetarian Almost Vegan Enchiladas Recipe!

You can easily make these gluten free just use gluten free ingredients 🙂

Let me know how your Black Bean Vegan burger turns out!  If this spawns off a new recipe you create that turns out really well I’d LOVE to hear about it so let me know!

– Tom

Black Bean Nutritional facts: A cup of cooked black beans provides 227 calories, 15 g of protein, 1 g of total fat, no saturated fat or cholesterol, 41 g of carbohydrate and 15 g of fiber. Black beans contain no saturated fat or cholesterol. One cup of black beans also provides 20 percent of the daily value, or general recommended amount for adults, for iron and 5 percent of the daily value for calcium. Black beans also provide significant amounts of the minerals magnesium, phosphorus and manganese, and the B vitamins thiamin and folate, or folic acid.

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