Andrea’s Original Bean Burger

I am a bean burger connoisseur!

That just means I have made my share of various bean burger recipes. I know what flavors I like in a bean burger, and when it comes to flashing up beans flavor is key!

So here is Andrea’s Original Bean Burger recipe.

In a food processor add:
two whole carrots
three garlic cloves
half of a sweet onion.
Turn the food processor on and pulse about 4 times. Take care not to over chop the first three ingredients.

Next:
dump in one can of drained black beans
about two tablespoons of sundried tomatoes
one whole roasted red pepper
two tablespoons ground flax seed
one cup bread crumbs
two chopped jalapeno’s with seeds
two teaspoons chili powder
one teaspoon liquid smoke
plenty of salt and pepper.
Pulse the food processor for 20 seconds just to combine the ingredients. Make sure some of the black beans are still whole.

The mixture should look like the above picture. Yes, that sign says snow day! Add some coconut oil to a skillet. Form the bean mixture into patties. You should be able to get about 6 patties from this recipe.

Fry the bean burgers on medium heat until brown on both sides, about 4 – 5 minutes per side.

I used plain white peasant loaf for the bread instead of a bun. I love this bread, it’s firm in texture and perfect for a sandwich. I topped my bean burger with a few slices of roasted red pepper, lettuce and veganaise sprinkled with cajun seasoning. This bean burger was spicy and smoky. The sweetness from the sundried tomatoes balanced out the spiciness from the jalapeno.

As I was devouring this, I also thought of another version to try. Next time I am going to add lentils and burbon to kick it up a few notches! If you want to freeze these, wrap each patty in parchment paper and put into a freezer bag. This recipe is a keeper though. I’m going to stick my neck out there and say that after eating this burger, you may not even notice it’s missing the meat!

Let me know what you think!

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