This black bean burger is a healthy burger full of protein, fibre, yummy flavours and packed full of vitamins and minerals. We all know that meat burgers are full of protein and that many people who are uneducated with nutrition would think that anything vegan is missing protein. Unfortunately, they couldn’t be further from the truth. While meat burgers do have protein, they are high in saturated fat, which causes heart problems and high cholesterol.
On the other hand, plant protein is healthy, low in fat and calories, packed full of vitamins and fibre (which you will not find in your meat ones). Plus, they taste so good too. So enjoy making this black bean burger I love cooking often.
- 2 tins of black beans, drained and washed
- 1 cup mashed sweet potato
- 1 cup of porridge oats (not quick-cook)
- 3 tablespoons of barbecue sauce
- 1 tablespoon of Vegetarian Worcestershire style sauce
- 2 tablespoons of chopped pickled jalapenos
- 1 tablespoon of smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon of chili powder
- 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
- Cracked black pepper and pinch of salt
- Beef tomato slices
- Gherkin slices (dill pickles)
- Organic ketchup
- Sliced jalapenos
- Whole-grain buns
- Throw all the burger ingredients (not oats yet) into a food processor and pulse a few times and remember to push the mixture down to make sure it all combines. You want to keep it a little chunky. Add in the oats little by little until the mixture is firm but moist and holds together.
- Take a handful of the mixture into your hands and form a ball, then gently press down to form burger patties and set onto a baking sheet sprayed with extra virgin and continue until all mixture has been transformed into burgers.
- Grill in a medium grill for around 15 minutes or until golden brown all over, flipping carefully halfway through.
- When done, get the buns and add the lettuce, tomatoes, and the cooked patties. Serve and enjoy!