Shawn Johnson's The Body Department - Black Bean Burgers
Catherine

Black Bean Burgers

Soy protein concentrate, textured soy protein concentrate, basil, methylcellulose, hydrolyzed soy and corn protein, caramel color, disodium guanylate, disodium inosinate, modified vegetable gum, autolyzed yeast extract, natural butter flavor, whey, guar gum, natural smoke flavor, soy lecithin, calcium chloride, ferrous gluconate, textured wheat gluten, corn oil, calcium caseinate, artificial flavors, caramel color.

Wait… I’m sorry, I thought I was buying VEGGIE patties?

Some store bought “vegetable” patties shouldn’t even legally be able to use the word “vegetable” (or “food” for that matter) on their packaging. Some patties are loaded with sodium, unrecognizable chemical ingredients, and fillers that barely constitute as food.

You owe it to your body to feed it natural whole foods. Skip the frozen veggie patties and opt for a homemade black bean burger instead! These patties are easy to make and can be kept in the freezer for quick easy meals. Use these black bean patties for any burger or meal that calls for “beef!”

Ingredients (Serves 4):
– 2 cups black beans (no salt added or low sodium)
– 1/2 chopped yellow onion
– 1/4 cup finely ground flaxseed
– 1 Tbsp chopped garlic
– 2 Tbsp freshly chopped cilantro leaves
– 2 tsp chili powder
– 2 tsp black pepper

Directions:
Thoroughly rinse and strain black beans. Chop the yellow onion, garlic, and cilantro leaves. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir until well mixed. Transfer the contents to a food processor and pulse until it reaches a smooth yet firm consistency. Add water 1 Tbsp at a time to help reach your desired consistency.
Note: The mixture should be moist and smooth but still firm. It should not be crumbly.

After the mixture has reached the proper consistency, divide it into 4 patties. Place a pan over medium/high heat and lightly coat with nonstick cooking spray. Place patties in the pan and cover and grill for about 4 minutes on each side. Spray the pan with cooking spray in between flips to prevent sticking. Continue cooking and flipping until they become firm and browned but not dry.
Note: If storing the black bean patties in the freezer; follow all instructions and precook patties before freezing. Let the patties cool. Place wax or parchment paper in-between each patty to prevent from sticking together. Store the patties in a ziplock bag, and freeze. Reheat each patty in the microwave before eating!

*This post was originally published on Catherine’s Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth. For more from Catherine, visit www.rabbitfoodformybunnyteeth.com

My name is Catherine and I blog at rabbitfoodformybunnyteeth.com! I started my blog after losing 80 pounds to show others how I portion healthy balanced meals. Along the way I became obsessed with losing weight and developed an eating disorder. Through a lot of work, tears, ups, and downs, I was able to overcome my eating disorder to be healthy again. My blog is very honest as I like to share not on…

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