hey all 🙂 hope everyone is well and keeping healthy 🙂 are you sticking to your resolutions? i hope your here because one of your resolutions was to go veggie or vegan, or even just a promise to cut down on meat for your health….either way you will hopefully love to get your jaws round a nice burger…but it gets better, this is a healthy burger full of protein, fiber, yummy flavors and packed full of vitamins and minerals too 🙂 We all know that meat burgers are full of protein and some people who are uneducated with nutrition would think that anything without meat is missing protein….they wouldn’t be further from the truth, while meat burgers do have protein its high is saturated fat which causes heart problems and high cholesterol oh and not to mention the news just out that there’s horse DNA in some burgers lol ….plant protein on the other hand is healthy, low in fat and calories, packed full of vitamins and fiber (which you will not find in your meat ones) PLUS ….they taste soooo good too 🙂 Also if your looking to get your kids into the kitchen, helping and cooking this is a great recipe to start them out….rolling up is great fun for kids 🙂
hope you enjoy xx
Ingredients: (makes 6 patties)
2 tins black beans (drained, washed)
1 cup mashed sweet potato (chop small and roast or steam until soft)
1cup porridge oats (not quick cook) you probably wont need all of these just add till correct texture
3 Tbsp barbecue sauce
1 Tbsp Vegetarian Worcestershire style sauce
2 Tbsp chopped pickled jalapenos
1 Tbsp smoked paprika
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
cracked black pepper and pinch of salt
**Whatever your favorite toppings are feel free to use them but here’s mine**
beef tomato slices
gherkin slices (dill pickles)
wholegrain sandwich thins
romaine lettuce, iceberg lettuce, pea-shoots, cucumber, red pepper tossed salad for topping burger and as a salad on the side……make a quick vinaigrette using, extra virgin olive oil + balsamic vinegar + wholegrain mustard + drop of brown rice syrup (or honey if you eat it) and shake up in a tiny jar (i recycle jars by washing out old jars of mustard and things and use them for all sorts of things)
- Throw all the burger ingredients (not oats yet) into a food processor and pulse a few times and remember to push the mixture down to make sure it all combines, you want to keep it a little chunky….add in the oats little by little until the mixture is firm but moist and holds together.
- Take a handful of mixture into your hands and form a ball, then gently press down to form a burger patties and set onto a baking sheet sprayed with extra virgin and continue until all mixture has been transformed into burgers. grill in a medium grill for around 15mins or until golden brown all over, flipping carefully halfway through.
- While there cooking get a burger decorating area for everyone to help themselves to when the burgers are ready….