Sorry but I had to bite into this burger. I mean look at it. Doesn’t it look good? Imagine it just came off the charcoal grill and smells delicious. Could you wait to take a bite?
And yes, you read the title correctly. This is a Vegan Bean Burger. Bean burger. I know.
I had an all out Vegan BBQ for one of the NBA final games. Seitan ribs, baked beans, vegan pasta salad, and these burgers. All Vegan. It was quite interesting but great with all the different flavors and textures.
Delicious Rating: This is an easy recipe that can be cooked ahead of time if you wish. If you love to grill and you are looking for a vegan/vegetarian burger, try this. You certainly wouldn’t be missing the real thing. Grilling infuses the great charcoal taste that I love into the bean patty and it has a nice crisp exterior while the inside is a bit beany. The taste is great but the texture gets a bit ‘mashed bean’ halfway through. I think next time I will make them a little thinner and possibly add some wheat gluten to it for more texture. Other than that, these Vegan burgers are a go. I definitely recommend them to any vegan, vegetarian, or one looking for a different meat alternative.
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- 1 16ounce can black beans, drained & rinsed
- 2 carrots, finely diced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp hot sauce
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup bread crumbs
- Preheat charcoal grill and get it nice and hot.
- In a large bowl mash black beans.
- Add in carrot, onion, garlic, and all spices and olive oil.
- Mix in bread crumbs and make 4 patties.
- Place on grill and cook for 7 minutes on each side.
If you have other beans on hand, use them! I just found black beans to but a bit thicker in consistency for the patty.
If you want a patty not as ‘chunky’ send the mixture through a food processor.