In the past I have made a lot of vegetarian dishes but I do believe this is the first for a vegan burger. Vanessa is a Youtuber and she makes strictly vegetarian / vegan-based recipes. I am always willing to learn so I thought this would have been a perfect time to brush up on my vegetarian side. The burger was so delicious. A moist inside and a crunchy exterior. All the additions elevated the burger and I was pleasantly surprised. I even showed her how to make an Avocado aioli. Super simple and tasty. It can be used on bread and even crix. Overall a great recipe took keep in your repertoire and change things up now and again. Thanks again Vanessa and I hope you all enjoy.
2 tbsp Cuisine flaxseed
6 tbsp water- (for flax seed)
5 tbsp Cuisine Soya-bean oil
10 Garlic cloves (finely diced save 5 for the aioli)
3 Medium onions (1 finely diced, 2 sliced)
1 medium Carrot (finely diced)
1 medium Green pepper (finely diced)
3 cans Cuisine Balck beans (drained)
½ C Walnuts
¾ C Oats
1 Avocado (Medium diced)
3 Tbsp Olive oil
4 Burger buns
Salt- To taste
Black pepper – To taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Heat 3 tbsp of Cuisine oil and add the sliced onions. Note ( Keep over a medium heat.)
Season with salt and allow the onions to become soft, tender and caramelized. For about 15 minutes. Note (This process takes a while be patient and keep stirring for even cooking.)
Grind flaxseed and place into a bowl holding the 6 tbsp of water. Mix well and set aside
Heat pan and sauté vegetables. Set aside allowing to cool.
Grind walnuts and oats until a powdered form.
Process the black beans as desired. Note (It can be processed until a smooth paste or chunky.)
Add the walnut oat mixture and vegetables to the black bean in the processor. Blend well and transfer to a bowl.
Oil hands, scoop out mixture and form into a patty. Note (We used 1 C measurement only because we had big buns. Feel free to use a ½ C or even ¼ for smaller burgers. )
Place patties onto a greased baking tray lined with foil. Bake the patties on each side for 20 minutes. Note (The bigger the patties the more time it will need in the oven. A little softness in the centre is ok but make sure most of the patty is cooked. It should have a crunchy exterior.)
Process the avocado with the garlic and stream the olive oil. Blend until a smooth paste has been formed. Add salt and black pepper to taste.
Assemble the burger and add any other additional toppings you may like.
How much black beans = 3 cans of black beans. I’m planning on using dried, uncooked beans😊