Vegan Blackbean Beauties

Vegan Avocado and Blackbean Beauties with Sweet and Spicy fries

-Date night-

“Babe- can I make you supper tonight?” translates to “Babe- I really want to try a recipe I’ve been thinking about for some new blog material!”

Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 6.28.51 PM.pngKidding of course, I enjoy making his tummy happy, but also enjoy writing fresh recipes for you to enjoy at home. These burgers came out fantastic- I’ve tried recipes in the past that have a grocery cart full of ingredients and are drawn out to prepare- I was nearly full from taste tests by the time supper was on the table. These little beauties were simple and oh-so-satisfying. The ingredients were minimal, inexpensive to purchase and called for little time in the kitchen.

The burgers go beautifully with sweet potato fries, the sweet and spicy fries being mellowed out by creamy avocado on the burger. If you care to make both you’ll need two 5′ sweet potatoes, 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil, 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper, 1 tsp of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of garlic salt and a pinch of black pepper. Slice up the washed sweet potatoes and place into a 12 x 8 pan, drizzle the melted coconut oil and spices over the potatoes and massage the mixture with clean hands. Place the pan in a 400 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until tender and crispy. The fries go wonderfully with Siracha and Ketchup- 50/50 mixture.

Vegan Blackbean Burger:

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Directions:

1.) Open can of black beans and drain off liquid.

2.) Place beans in a mixing bowl with panco bread crumbs, oats and 1/2 tsp cayenne, 1 tsp garlic salt, 1 tsp black pepper and 1/2 tsp parsley or other herbs- your choice!

3.) Using a dinner fork, mash the beans into an oatmeal like consistency. The mixture should have the consistency of a wet cookie dough once it’s finished being mashed.

4.) Place the mixture in the fridge for 15 minutes to cool down and set.

5.) Using washed hands divide the mixture into four portions, roll each portion into a ball and using two hands pat the balls into hamburger or thick pancake-like shapes.

6.) Place a skillet on the stove, add one 1 tbsp of olive oil and bring to medium heat.

7.) Place the burgers in the skillet and let fry for about 2 minutes on each side or until browned and cooked through.

8.) While the burgers are frying, place the whole wheat buns in an oven at 400 degrees for 2 minutes, or until toasted.

9.) Cut up avocado and disperse amongst the buns, topping the avocado with the cooked blackbean burgers.

Optional: Add lettuce, tomato, hummus or even a non-dairy cheese to add more texture and moisture to the hamburgers.

 

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