Recipes ULTIMATE VEGAN BLACK BEAN BURGER
ULTIMATE VEGAN BLACK BEAN BURGER
Want to add something immaculate to your plant-based menu? Try this Ultimate Vegan Burger, infused with the flavour of our increasingly popular Cape Herb & Spice Smokehouse BBQ Seasoning.
- WHAT YOU WILL NEED -
- 2 x 400g tins black beans
- 1 large white onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 50g panko breadcrumbs
- 15g / small handful coriander, roughly chopped
- 1 Tbsp Cape Herb & Spice SMOKEHOUSE BBQ SEASONING
- Olive oil, for cooking
- TO SERVE: 3 burger buns , 1 Tbsp butter, for toasting buns
- TOPPING OPTIONS: Mixed lettuce; Hummus; Kimchi; Cucumber ribbons; Roasted red peppers; Pickled red onions; Avocado puree; Coconut yoghurt sauce
- METHOD -
Start off by preheatting the oven to 180˚C.
Rinse and drain the black beans well. Then place on a baking tray and spread out into an even layer. Bake this for ± 7 minutes until the beans have slightly dried but still retain some moisture.
(This step is crucial - you want to dehydrate the beans a little so the patties are not mushy but you do not want to take them too far or they will not bind well.)
Next, heat a drizzle of olive oil in a frying pan and add the onion and a pinch of salt. Cook until tender, golden and lightly caramelised and set this aside.
In the bowl of a food processor add the oven dried black beans, cooked onion, garlic, breadcrumbs and coriander.
Sprinkle in the Cape Herb & Spice Smokehouse BBQ Seasoning and pulse until combined and then blend until it holds together.
Divide mixture into 3 ± 180g patties and shape them well. Then place them on a baking tray and refrigerate for 30 minutes until firm.
Preheat oven to 200˚C fan on.
Brush chilled patties generously with olive oil on all sides and place them in the middle of the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes, flip very gently and bake for another ten minutes. Both sides should be deeply golden brown.
Remove from the oven and place patties on a cooling rack to rest for 5-10 minutes (This step is very important).
The patties will be very tender and fragile and need this resting time to firm up.
Slice buns in half and toast in butter until golden brown.
Serve in three fun ways:
- Spread a little hummus on the bottom bun. Add lettuce and place patty on top.
Dollop a generous amount of hummus onto the patty. Top with roasted red pepper slice and finish with the top bun and serve!
2. Spread a little avocado puree on the bottom bun. Add lettuce and place patty on top.
Dollop a generous amount of avocado puree onto the patty and top with a good layer of kimchi.
Finish with the top bun and serve!
3. Spread a little coconut yoghurt sauce on the bottom bun and add lettuce and place patty on top.
Dollop a generous amount of coconut yoghurt sauce onto the patty.
Top with cucumber ribbons and pickled red onions and finish with the top bun and serve!
You can purchase ready made pickled onions, roasted peppers, store bought guacamole etc but if you would like to whip the toppings up at home here are some quick easy steps:
*For roasted red peppers:
Slice peppers removing the seeds and membranes.
Place on a baking sheet skin side up and brush with olive oil and place them under a preheated grill and bake for 10 minutes until blackened and blistered. Then place them in a bowl and cover with cling film to steam.
After about 15 minutes, scrape off the skins, slice and serve.
*For quick pickled red onions:
Add one very thinly sliced red onion to a mason / jam jar.
Combine 125ml white wine vinegar, 1 Tbsp sugar and 1 heaped tsp salt in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer and pour over the onion. Cover and chill.
*For a quick avocado puree:
Blend 1 avocado with a squeeze of lemon juice and a pinch of salt and blend this until it is smooth.
*For the coconut yoghurt sauce:
Mix a little coconut yoghurt with salt, pepper, a squeeze of lemon juice and a little grated garlic. Mix until smooth.
Recipe concept, photography and video by Bianca Davies: @beeblegum on Instagram | http://thesecretlifeofbee.co.za/
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