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If the kids ask for anything meat, it is usually burgers. Anthony has made many attempts at vegan burgers over the years but nothing has given the same satisfaction of a meat burger in the summer. UNTIL, these black bean walnut burgers!
Chemicals, antibiotics and all the other crap packed into food should probably be enough reason to look for other alternatives but another reason to try these vegan burgers is that they actually taste good!
You want to look at all your food, not just meat when you are considering improving your health. Coffee for example is considered one of the "dirtiest" food sources consumed.
Fruits and veggies can be sprayed with all sorts of pesticides. In what world does every apple on a tree look perfect? I grew up of a farm and our apple tree certainly didn't produce apples the way that you see them in the grocery store...
We are not about shaming others for eating meat or shaming people for not spending their hard earned money on organic everything BUT we highly suggest that you consider the healthy dozen list and see where the best places to spend your money may be!
How to make vegan burgers
We love simplicity! Toss all of your ingredients into a high-speed blender or a food processor and pulse.
We used store bought vegan bagels but homemade buns would be so much better. We realize that sometimes we all need to save some time.
We will post our recipe for homemade vegan buns and attach it here soon.
Tips to making vegan burgers
We use our Vitamix blender for these but that is because we like to have the crunch of the walnut pieces. The Vitamix certainly can blend it more but it will heat it up a bit and mushy is not what you want.
If you want a thoroughly blended mix I would suggest using a food processor.
More vegan gluten-free recipes
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- Try with chickpeas.
- Add in lentils.
- Sun dried tomatoes will add a nice depth of flavor.
- If you love spice, add sriracha
Grab the typical toppings like ketchup and mustard like we did here. We do suggest that you add guacamole and cooked caramelized onions instead for the added nutritional value.
Pickles and saurkraut are also really tasty of this vegan bean burger!
Can't eat grain
If you can't digest grain, try quinoa instead. Quinoa can be used in many instances the same way that oats or rice is used but it is actually a seed.
- Freeze: these gluten-free burgers freeze great. You can freeze them before you cook them or after. Store in an airtight container for 2 months.
- Refrigerator: These will last in the fridge for 2-4 days.
- Re-heat: Use a pan on medium or microwave for a few minutes until warm.
Black Bean Walnut Burgers
- ¾ cup walnuts raw
- 1 cup gluten-free oats
- 1 cup black beans
- 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
- 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
- 1 tablespoon tamari gluten-free
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic pressed
- 2 green onion chopped
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- Add all ingredients into a food processor or high speed blender.
- Pulse until well mixed. NOT mushy, you want some texture.
- Pan fry until brown and then flip. Fry on opposite side until brown.
- Makes 4 burgers.