Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan or simply looking for something different to put into the dinner rotation – these are for YOU. This was a smash hit with my family and our guests. My teenaged brother (who lives on pizza, soda and hot pockets) even said they were good! So, if he says that you know it’s pretty good 😉
I’m often looking for recipes that A) are more plant based; and B) the family will eat without complaint. This definitely fulfilled both of those!
This is very fast and simple to make, but you will need a food processor. You can easily substitute some of the ingredients to suit your tastes, or to add some variety if you have it often.
When I made this I served it with normal hamburger buns or the option of butter leaf lettuce. I had mine on the lettuce, as did most of my guests, and we all loved it! I had also made my raspberry ketchup that afternoon, which really set off the flavors in the burger! Yum. If you are vegan and are looking for an alternative hamburger bun I highly recommend these from Sami’s Bakery! They are wonderfully soft and fluffy, and taste great. I have heard from others that they freeze/thaw very well, so can be purchased in large orders and stored in the freezer (although I have not tried this myself). This is NOT a great option for those who have Celiac Disease, as Sami’s is NOT a gluten free facility….
Ok, on to the recipe!
I highly recommend processing most of the ingredients before the addition of the black beans. Trust me on this one, we learned from experience 😉 After you’ve processed all ingredients into uniformity you can add the black beans and pulse until you reach the desired consistency. I prefer my burgers to still have some small chunks of beans, so it more closely resembles ground burger. (The first time we tried this we processed everything all together, and it came out more like a slop. A good tasting slop, but not appetizing to look at!)
If you try this I wanna hear about it! Leave me a comment below with your impression and any substitutions you made 🙂