This burger was easy to make and so tasty!! I was browsing on what to cook for dinner the night prior and landed on making burgers, but I wanted the burgers to have a “twist” to them and not just be the usual “veggie burger”. I decided I wanted to replicate a burger that I had at a vegan restaurant once, but with my own flair to it. Now, this burger requires three different phases, but it is worth it. You want the burgers to set first in the freezer, then place them in the oven to bake and brown them in a skillet to add texture on the outside.
Now, ya’ll know that I didn’t measure any of the ingredients, right? Okay, lets go ahead address that now. I only measure when baking. Otherwise, I recommend you to let the ancestors guide you on when to stop with your seasoning, pouring and cutting. Yes, I said the ancestors honey. If you aren’t so sure about what you’re hearing just yet, no worries! I included approximate measurements in the recipe at the bottom of the page.
So, first you want to sauté the carrots, onion and garlic in coconut oil. I sautéed mine in a wok, but that’s really not a necessary component to sautéing — as you already know. As you have sautéed those ingredients, mash your black beans with a fork or potato masher, then combine all of the ingredients into a bowl. I added flax seeds because why not? I wanted my black beans to have a little added spice to them, so check the recipe to see the spices the I added to the ingredients.
After you have combined all of the ingredients that are in the bowl, you want to form your patties. Now, it is totally up to you how big or small you want your patties to be when you are forming them. After you have rolled and flattened them, organize them onto a pan and place them in the freezer for 30 minutes. Now this step is key; you want the patties to set and for everything to bond. The worst thing ever is putting in all that hard work just for your patties to fall apart while you are pan frying the outside of them.
After that, I placed them in the oven on 400º for roughly 15-20 minutes. The time is totally up to you. Remember, these are for you to eat, so play around with things until it is to your liking. I don’t like mushy burgers, so I went ahead and pan fried the outside before assembling the burger. I added a slice of American Daiya Cheese, slaw made with Just Mayo, a slice of Pineapple and a spicy sauce, then served it with Sweet Potato Fries.
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