Vegan Cooking with Jules: Black Bean Burgers

I cooked up a huge batch of black beans a few days ago and honestly ran out of meal ideas—you can only have variants of rice and beans so many times in a row before it gets to be a bit much!

Enter Pinterest.  Black bean burgers seemed the way to go!  Of course, I was lacking some important ingredient in every recipe I found.  After browsing enough, though, I realized I had enough working knowledge to test it out for myself!

And so, I set out to make my very own veggie burger recipe:  just a tad daunting.

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The end product was a bit softer than I would have liked, but the flavor was AMAZING.

Try it out for yourself and see what you think!

*A lot of these amounts were very much estimated, so feel free to work with it and make it perfect for YOU!*

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup cooked black beans, smashed
  • 1 can yams (confession, I didn’t have *actual* sweet potatoes)
  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • Seasonings, to taste (I used minced onion, black pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic, oregano, paprika, and chili powder)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 egg substitute (I used Ener-G egg replacer, but feel free to get creative!)
Directions:
  1.  Combine the yams/sweet potatoes and black beans.  A food processor would be awesome for this, if you’ve got one!  I unfortunately had to use a fork, so it took a while!
  2. Add in (cooled!) quinoa and “egg.”  Stir to combine.
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  3. Season mixture to taste.
  4. Add cornstarch (adjust depending on how wet your mixture seems—you want it to hold together!).
  5. Form into patties.
  6.  Cook over medium heat in a skillet, greased with cooking spray, for appr. five minutes per side.
  7. Enjoy!!

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