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Spicy Black Bean Beet Burger ๐Ÿ”


Spicy Black Bean & Beet Burger

Before going vegan, I wouldn't be caught dead eating beets. However, it's important to not knock it until you try it. I had been craving a flavorful burger ever since I tried the Lentil Walnut Cheese Burger at AVO in Nashville, TN. So the search began for a hearty veggie burger with the perfect color, texture, and taste.

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SERVING

8 Patties - **Freezing instructions below**

INGREDIENTS

Vegan | Gluten Free

Burgers

  • 3/4 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1/2 large red onion, finely diced (3/4 cup)

  • 1 cup finely chopped mushrooms (shiitake, baby bella or white button)

  • Salt & Pepper

  • Avocado, Olive or Grapeseed oil

  • 1 15-ounce can spicy black beans, well rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup finely grated raw beet

  • 1 tsp cumin

  • 1/2 tsp chili powder

  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika

  • 1/2 cup raw walnuts, ground into a loose meal

Toppings (Optional)

  • Vegan Cheese (Follow Your Heart - Pepper Jack Cheese)

  • Sliced Grape Tomatoes

  • Guacamole (Mash all ingredients together)

  • 2 ripe avocados

  • 1/2 lime, juiced (1 Tbsp)

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (1 Tbsp)

  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

  • 1/2 jalapeรฑo, deseeded and diced

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion

  • 1/4 cup diced cilantro

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add some nonstick spray or a bit of oil. Once hot add the onion and sautรฉ, seasoning with a pinch each salt and pepper.

  2. When the onions are soft โ€“ about 5 minutes โ€“ turn up the heat to medium and add the mushrooms. Season with another pinch of salt and pepper and cook until the mushrooms and onions are slightly browned and fragrant โ€“ about 3 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat and add black beans to skillet and mash it all together. Youโ€™re looking for a rough mash, so you can leave a bit of texture if you want.

  4. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl and add the quinoa, beets, spices and stir. For even more flavor, add a shake of vegan BBQ, worcestershire or A-1 sauce (optional).

  5. Lastly, add the walnut meal a little at a time until the mixture is able enough to form into patties. Set in the fridge to chill while your oven preheats to 375 degrees F (skip the oven if cooking on the stovetop or grill - see below).

  6. Coat a baking sheet with nonstick spray or olive oil. Form mixture into roughly 8-9 patties. Feel free to use any special patty forming method or just take handfuls and mash them into loose patties. The thicker you make them, the longer theyโ€™ll take to cook through, but the โ€œjuicierโ€ and heartier theyโ€™ll be! Thinner patties will cook faster through to the core.

  7. Arrange burgers on a baking sheet and brush or spray the tops with olive oil. Bake at 375 degrees F for a total of 30-45 minutes, gently flipping at the halfway mark. Cook longer to dry them out even more and achieve more crisp, but itโ€™s not necessary.

  8. Serve on a pretzel bun or atop mixed vegetables with desired toppings.

Hangry... Why wait? :: If you're like me, you don't have 25-30 minutes to wait for food to cook. So for a quicker cook time, form into slightly thinner patties and brown in a skillet over medium heat lightly coated with the oil of your choice (there's too many to list). Cook until brown on both sides - approx. 3-4 minutes on each side. NOTE: This method will not cook the burgers to well done in the middle, but who cares when you're starving.

Freezing Instructions :: If you don't want to cook all the burgers, form them into (8-10) thinner patties, par-bake them at 375 for 20 minutes. Then cool and stack between layers of parchment paper and cover. Freeze for up to a few weeks; they're delicious, so you'll eat them within days anyway. To cook, place the frozen patties on a baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees F for 25-35 minutes until desired texture/color is reached. (feel free to cook the frozen patties using the *hangry cook time* instructions as well)

Sources: Minimalistic Baker

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