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Black-Bean Burger Bowl

Black-Bean Burger Bowl

Black bean burgers are a great source of fuel and fiber but store bought ones are full of unnecessary oils & preservatives. These burgers are full of flavor and super easy to whip up. You can even make a double batch to keep in your freezer for meal prep or even barbecues! I chose to enjoy mine in a nutrient dense buddha bowl but they are also great as a classic sandwich with all the fixins...lettuce, tomato, vegan cheese, ketchup, or vegan mayo. You can also try them in a salad or wrap as well! Recipe video at the end of the blog post!

Black Bean Burger

Ingredients:

  • 2-15 oz cans of black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 onion (I prefer red but white is good too)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 flax egg (1 tsp ground flax + 3 tbs water)
  • 1/2 bell pepper, cubed 
  • 1/4 cup oat flour (make your own following these instructions)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp dried parsley (or fresh if you can)

Directions:

  1. In a nonstick pan, saute onion and garlic until browned. Add in a couple splashes of water or add some extra flavor by using lemon or lime juice to cook them down
  2. In a food processor, add one can of beans, cooked onion & garlic mixture, bell pepper, and spices
  3. Pulse that until well combined. You may need to scrape down the sides to get everything incorporated
  4. Add in oat flour, flax egg, and remaining can of beans
  5. Pulse until just combined. Do not over process or there won't be much texture. the mixture should old together when pressed but may be a little sticky
  6. Form into about 5-6, two inch patties with about 1/3-1/2 cup of the mixture
  7. Place patties on a non-stick pan, preheated on a medium-high heat
  8. Cook each patty for about 10 minutes per side or until there is a crisp golden crust
  9. Serve in the burger buddha bowl, on a bun at a cook out, on a salad, or in a wrap!  

The Best Oil-Free Fries:

Ingredients:

  • 2 large russet potatoes, washed & scrubbed
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • add more spices if desired

Directions:

  1. Preheat Oven to 450
  2. Slice potatoes into fry shapes
  3. Place potatoes on a baking tray lined with parchment paper
  4. Season with spices and toss with your hands until every fry has been evenly coated
  5. Arrange fries in an even layer so they are not overlapping
  6. Bake for 40-45 minutes, turning the tray around half way
  7. Enjoy in this buddha bowl or with a side of ketchup and nooch :)

Assemble:

Directions:

  1. Add a couple handfuls of your favorite green to the bottom of your bowl. I chose kale and I steamed it first
  2. Layer some fries into the bowl (making it instagrammable is completley optional)
  3. Add in a couple patties
  4. Serve with some organic ketchup and fresh parsley
  5. Enjoy! 

 

 

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