Enjoy these tasty meatless burgers!
If you are vegetarian, vegan or simply trying to cut down on your meat intake, then these Vegan Burgers are for you! What’s more is that they are perfect for summer barbeques and get-togethers with friends and family.
Try this recipe at your next event or for a filling midweek meal to spice things up! They are packed with protein, fiber, and most importantly, FLAVOUR!
Nutritional facts: 195 calories per serving – Carbs 31g – Protein 12g – Fats 3g
Here’s what you’ll need (serves 6):
- 100g sweet potato, cubed and steamed
- 150g brown rice, cooked
- 130g black beans, cooked (drained and rinsed from can)
- 50g onion, chopped
- 90g mushroom, chopped
- 180g extra firm tofu, crumbled
- 35g chickpea flour
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of garlic powder
- Pinch of smoked paprika
- Pinch of chili powder
- Pinch of black pepper
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1. In a food processor, add the cooked brown rice, the cooked sweet potato, and the crumbled tofu. Pulse until the rice and sweet potato are ground into a fine texture. There should be small flecks of rice, potato, and tofu but it will be mostly blended.
2. Remove the rice, potato, and tofu into a mixing bowl. Then, add the black beans, mushrooms, and onion to the food processor. Pulse until the mixture reaches a similar consistency to the rice and potato (well mixed with some small flecks of ingredients).
3. Add the bean mixture to the mixing bowl with the rice, sweet potato, and tofu.
4. Stir the remaining ingredients into the mixing bowl: chickpea flour, salt, garlic powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, black pepper, and nutritional yeast. Stir until everything is well combined.
5. Prep a baking tray with parchment paper.
6. Bake the burgers in a preheated oven set to 175°C for 25-30 minutes, flipping once halfway through cooking. The burgers will be soft at the halfway point so flip carefully.
7. Once out of the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes on the tray. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and let the burgers sit for another 10-15 minutes before serving. This rest time is essential to allow the burgers to firm and hold together nicely!
8. Serve on your favourite vegan hamburger bun, in a wrap or crumbled into a salad!