I've been talking about Black Bean Burgers for months now. Legumes and especially Black Beans are not only a nutrient powerhouse, they are also beyond tasty if combined with the right veggies. 100g Black Beans contain around 9.5g protein and 6.8g fibre per 100g cooked. And here we only consider the macronutrient profile. Plus and this is probably the coolest part of all from a culinary stand point, they make the perfect meat replacement for a burger party.
The ones of you who follow me on Instagram may have seen that I went through several rounds of recipe testing until I ended up with the perfect composition. But here we go. I'm ready to share my ultimate black bean burger recipe with you. Read on and enjoy!
Making Black Bean Burger Patties is super easy, I promise - especially if you go with pre-cooked black beans. Next, is the decision to make your own burger bun. I personally love homemade Brioche Burger Buns but again, you choose the complexity level. A super easy alternative to homemade burger buns are wholegrain bread rolls aka "Brötchen". That's basically it. Just like tacos, burgers are the most amazing comfort food to go wild, creative and..colorful! The more bold plant colors you add to the composition, the healthier and more delicious it gets. It's a win, win, win ????
A Black Bean Burger patty alone won't bring you the ultimate burger sensation. "Faltan los toppings" my Spanglish speaking friends would say. So, what I always recommend is a base cream. In the recipe below, you find the recipe for a Tomato-Miso Butter made from raw Cashew cream. Together with a spicy Kimchi topping, you'll end up in burger heaven, promise. The kimchi you see in the photos was gifted to me by a wonderful friend. (I'll share the recipe in the next few weeks with you.)
For the ones of you who don't want to make kimchi at home (I admit it's quite a project), check out Complete Organics. Their additive-free probiotic ferments are amazing. My favorite product is their Daikon Kimchi!
Plus, as you can see in the photos, I added fresh Edamame for extra crunch, leafy greens for bitters, vitamins and minerals, red cabbage & raw Champignons for the ultimate umami flavor balance to this Black Bean Burger creation. Alternatively, you can also add sweet corn and hummus for an extra protein boost and perfect creaminess.
Last but not least, let's talk about how to prep your black beans for the ultimate veggie black bean burger. I personally love to make my own black beans. Though, it takes at least 12h to soak them, plus around 2 hours to cook them until they are ready to become a burger patty hero ingredient. Hence, for those of you in a hurry, I recommend an additive-free store alternative such as these black beans from HAK which only contain black beans, water and salt.
Hooked and ready to deep-dive into the worlds of deliciously healthy plant-rich creations? Here are a few of my must-try recommendations which I bet, you will love as much as this plant-loaded Black Bean burger.
I hope you enjoy this delicious Black Bean Burger recipe as much as I do every time I'm in the mood for plant soul food. Like always, share your delicious plant creation with me so I can repost it on my social channels. Simply tag me on Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube or Facebook.
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Love & Plants, Karo
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