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Black Bean Burger

Rich in taste and texture, this black bean burger will make a great addition to your summer barbecue. Easy to make, and holds on the grill!

Serves: 3
Time to prepare: 15 mins
Time to cook: 10 mins
Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 150g/ scant 5½ oz. cooked brown rice
  • 200g/7oz. tinned black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 70g/scant 2½ oz. walnuts, cut into small pieces
  • ½ brown onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 8 tbsp of flour
  • 2 tbsp of BBQ sauce
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • ½ tbsp chilli, cumin, smoked paprika
  • ¼ tsp salt and pepper
  • ½ tbsp flax meal
  • 1½ tbsp warm water

Instructions

  1. Prepare the flax egg by combining flax meal with warm water and leaving to congeal.
  2. Chop the onion finely and fry it in 1 tbsp. of olive oil until brown. Then add the garlic and sauté.
  3. Place the beans in a bowl and mash 90% of them, leaving some beans whole.
  4. Place all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix until the burger mix is sticking together well.
  5. Form and press 3, even burger patties and leave them to rest on parchment paper in the fridge for at least 15 mins.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the barbecue grill.
  7. Brush each burger patty with some oil. Grill the burgers on a medium heat until cooked all the way through, and browned. Take care when flipping.
  8. Serve in a burger bun with BBQ sauce and your favourite toppings.

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