Black Bean Burgers and Homemade Naan

No meat was missed in the making and devouring of these vegetarian black bean burgers.


Black Bean Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked/canned and rinsed black beans
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan salt (or regular table salt)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne powder
  • 5 small finely chopped white mushrooms
  • 1/8 diced red onion

Method:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Mash the black beans in a medium size bowl.
  3. Whisk in the egg with a fork.
  4. Chop the mushrooms and onion and add to the bowl.
  5. Stir in the flour and spices.
  6. Section the batter into 4 even amounts and roll each with your hands into a ball.
  7. Flatten the balls (into a burger shape) onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes then carefully flip them and bake for another 10 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly, then serve!

Homemade Naan

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup 2 tbsp of water
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • parsley (optional)

Method:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until it forms a dough.
  2. Divide the dough into 2 or 3 sections and roll each into a ball.
  3. Flatten the dough with hands or on a countertop until it is about 1/2 inch in thickness.
  4. Heat a pan on medium and add a small amount of oil or butter. Cook each piece of naan for about 4 minutes total (approx. 2 minutes per side, or until the top begins to brown and the dough is cooked through).
  5. Cool on a rack and sprinkle with parsley (optional).

Salad

Ingredients:

  • beet root leaves (or greens of choice)
  • diced tomato
  • cubed cucumber
  • diced onion
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp miso
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp apple cider vingegar
  • water

Method:

  1. Combine the vegetables in a bowl.
  2. Whisk the mustard, miso, apple cider vinegar, and maple syrup to create a dressing and add water to thin it out.
  3. Serve the salad with the burgers and homemade naan!

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