BBQ Black Bean Burger with Pickled Beets
This beautiful vegan burger is packed with powerful vegetable protein from the black beans.
Make sure to use a whole wheat bun stead of a white bun for added fiber.
- BLACK BEAN BURGER MIX
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 small, peeled white onion
- 3 heaping tablespoons Old Fashioned Oats
- 2 tablespoons chopped Walnut
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon Chili powder
- ½ teaspoon Smoked paprika powder
- 14 ounces black beans (can, drained)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Add garlic and onions to a food processor and pulse until finely minced. Add oats, walnuts, water, soy sauce, maple syrup, chili powder, and smoked paprika. Process until you have a smooth texture. Add drained black beans and pulse until fairly smooth but leave some texture.
Scrape mixture from food processor and form into 4 small or 2 large patties.
Heat oil in a skillet or grill pan over medium heat. When hot add patties and fry for 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove from pan and set aside.
Halve the buns and lightly grill them in the same pan on the cut side for about 2 minutes.
Brush the bottom of the bun with mustard and add a lettuce leaf. Place a black bean patty on top of the lettuce. Top with a tomato slice, sliced red onion, pickled jalapeños, and pickled beets.
Spread inside top bun generously with BBQ Sauce and cover the burger.