Vegan Black Bean Burgers

Friday evening was delightful!  My husband and I had a great visit with my dad, we enjoyed a couple local craft brews (after my P90X3 workout, of course!), and I whipped up some delicious vegan black bean burgers and worked on a knitted dish cloth.

Needless to say my black bean burgers turned out great!  I was very happy, especially when my husband said they looked and smelled good, while he and my dad feasted on organic beef burgers.  When a meat eater makes a positive comment on a vegan dish, you have to take that as a compliment in my house 😉

Black Bean Burgers!
1 can rinsed and drained black beans
1/2 diced red pepper
1/2 diced red onion
1 minced, seeded jalapeno pepper
1 flax egg (I make mine with 1Tbl chia/flax meal and 2 Tbl water, whisk and let sit)
1/4 cup oat flour (could use spelt or other flour)
Juice from 1 lime
Cumin, garlic and sea salt (honestly, I don’t measure, I tend to hold spices up to my nose and if the combo smells good, in it goes!)
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Place your rinsed black beans in a medium bowl, mash them so about 1/2 are mashed.  Add peppers, spices, onion and flax egg.  Mix well.  Add lime juice, mix.  Add flour and combine well.

Make 3-4 equal balls of bean mixture (I did 3 because I had planned on Fri-Sun meal).  Pat well and form into patty.

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Heat skillet to med-high and add approximately 1/4 tsp virgin coconut oil.  Add patty to pan and cook about 5 minutes per side (keep an eye so you don’t blacken).
I place leftover patties in a glass container with wax paper between each patty for future meals.

Lastly…enjoy!  I happened to enjoy this on a Stella Bakery 3 pepper bun with organic mixed greens and avocado.  This paired well with a lager 😉

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I have to add that this burger is inspired by Cookie and Kate as well as the Simple Veganista.  Without having made some of their delicious recipes I wouldn’t have the courage to delve into making food without recipes on my own 😀

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