I have the best boyfriend when it comes to cheering me up. After having a very stressful day Daniel picked me up from work and we had a stellar evening with a stellar dinner.
We decided on some black bean burgers for dinner. Of course we stopped at Whole Foods (I practically live there.) My father likes to call it “Whole Paycheck.” Depending on the item you can blow boku bucks there. That being said I also don’t think you can put a price on health. Eating healthy eliminates medical bills, prescription pills, and the illnesses in-between. I picked up a box of Organic Black Beans (no salt added), one tomato, one white & red onion, and a cup of coconut flour.
Black Bean Patty Ingredients
1 Box (or can) of Organic Black Beans (no salt added.) You do not have to get the salt free or organic black beans.
1/2 cup of pickled yellow peppers (low sodium if you keep it low like I do! I found some in vinegar without any added salt.)
1/2 cup of pickled jalapeño peppers. (optional I did these for Daniel lol)
2 large or 1 small jar of sweet red peppers.
1 small white onion diced.
1/2 cup of coconut flour.
2 Tbsp garlic powder.
2 tbsp chili powder.
1 pinch of dried red pepper. (optional)
I would have added organic corn from the farmers market if Daniel liked corn, so get to it!
You will want to start by draining the black beans and mashing them into a big bowl. Once you see the beans all mashed up into a paste you can start adding everything else in. Dice the sweet red peppers and anything else that may be large and cause issues when trying to keep the patties together. It doesn’t matter what order you add everything in, but I would add the coconut flour last. That way you can feel out how much you will need. There are two ways you can go about this. Either put the oven on 350 and bake these bad boys for 20/30 minutes (flipping them half way) or put a little bit of water in a frying pan (or coconut oil if you cook with oils) and fry them. I chose the frying method.
While the burgers are baking and/or frying start to get the rest of the meal prepped.
Ezekiel low sodium Bread (you can use any bun/bread you wish but I recommend Ezekiel.)
Hummus of any kind. I use Laziz Hummus because it’s local and Daniel does their production!
Dijon Mustard (I use Grey Poupon.)
Avocado (if you have it.)
A big fat Organic Tomato.
1/2 red onion.
You will want to start slicing the onion into rings, the tomato into thin round slices, toast the ezekiel bread and make it crispy (if you have a toaster), slice up the avocado. If you want to use ketchup or a salsa instead of the hummus that works to.
While you are still frying the rest of your “burgers” you will want to be spreading hummus on one piece of toast, and your mustard on the other! Once you have that finished you can start adding everything else on.
Cutting the burger and added the sides, maybe even some baked potato “french fries” for the side is a great way to serve it!
This satisfies any burger craving and is nutritious! I usually try to stick to a high carb, low fat- low protein diet. This is a HIGH protein burger. If protein is your thing, look no further. Something else I recommend adding is some lettuce. Daniel and I are too OCD when it comes to being in a grocery store we almost always forget 1-4 items!
I hope you guys try this recipe it was delicious. This recipe also makes about 10-12 good sized bean burgers. It should take you 10 minutes prep time and 20-30 minutes cook time depending on your method.
If you don’t like spice, do not add the jalapeños or red pepper.