Apr 21, 2016

Black Beauty Bean Burgers ~ vegan, oil-free, gluten-free


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This is one of those recipes that’s been keeping me awake at night. So I thought I’d better make it so I could get some sleep! As a plant-based person I’ve had my share of bean/veggie burgers, especially when eating out since so many restaurants offer them now. The ones we get at the local restaurants in town are pretty SAD, though. Mostly because they’re laden with salt and oil. And they seem to be the same at each restaurant. Probably made by the same company. Well, making your own is pretty easy and I love to always have some on hand. They freeze well, too, so it’s really convenient to just take one out and let it thaw for lunch.

These guys are just loaded with flavor and the texture is perfect, if I do say so myself 🙂 It’s not gummy, but it’s not too hard either. It’s soft but holds together well enough to pick it up in a bun and eat it with your hands—my favorite way to eat a burger. And… it’s BLACK. Boy, is it black. I love that. It’s just exotic somehow and I am such a visual eater. One of the key ingredients here is the black tahini, for both flavor and for its deep black color, so don’t leave it out. If you haven’t tried it yet… get ready for some amazing flavor. You can find it online here or at most health food stores.

Anyway. Hope you will give these a shot and enjoy them as we have!

Healthy trails,

Helyn Signature





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6 responses to “Black Beauty Bean Burgers ~ vegan, oil-free, gluten-free”

  1. Charlotte says:

    “Cook your beans, if not using canned, and the grains. I just made the amount of rice and quinoa…” You mention grains, plural, and rice, but you don’t have any other grain in the recipe except quinoa. Am I missing something? Is there supposed to be rice in the burgers?

  2. Bethery says:

    This is amazingly original. Hats off to you, Helyn!

  3. Tammie says:

    The recipe sounds great! I had one question… in the instructions, you mentioned you made the same amount of rice and quinoa that you usually make, however there is no rice listed in the recipe. Is there supposed to be?

  4. helynskitchen says:

    My apologies! I did leave the rice out of the ingredient list. Corrected now! Thanks for the heads up!! 🙂

  5. s casoer says:

    once you have a black burger…you never go back! sorry couldn’t resist!

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