Black Bean Veggie Burger

A burger doesn't always need to go in a bun. A burger can be eaten on a salad, on a pile of grains or just alongside some steamed veggies.

If you've decide not to serve your veggie burger on a bun you can put it in a bowl with steamed veggies, nuts, or anything you would like to add. You can get as creative as you want and just throw a whole bunch of things together and you have yourself a whole foods, balanced meal.

Making a homemade veggies burger is also a great way to get in some healthy nutrition and fulfill that urge to eat something that is burger like and has a "meaty" or rich texture. By meaty, I mean (hearty/grainy) so in this case you can use grains, beans, root veggies, nuts and seeds and not even have to go the length of using a faux meat or soy based substitute to get that "patti or juicy burger" option. There are many natural options!

So the next time you want to get a little creative and make a burger and throw it in a bowl - make sure to fill both the burger and the bowl up full tasty and nutritious ingredients!

Black Bean Veggie Burger Ingredients:

1 cup black beans, soaked overnight
use 1 can of Eden organic black beans
1 cup sweet potatoes, shredded
1/2 cup almond butter
1/2 cup red onion
1/4 cup spelt flour
2 tablespoons tamari
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon cumin

Rinse soaked beans, place in a pot with water (cover by 1-2inches).
Bring water and beans to a boil.
Lower heat and simmer for 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
Remove from water and drain.
Rinse and drain can of organic black beans.
Place beans in a bowl and mash.
Stir in remaining ingredients.
Scoop 1/3 cup of batter at a time to form burger patties.
Place burgers on a baking sheet (you may need two).
Bake in oven on 350 F for approx 45 minutes.
Serve with sprouted buns, or a salad and enjoy!

This recipe was sourced from Fully Nourished by Marni Wasserman.

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