Black Bean Beet Burger

My heart “beets” for these vegan burgers! Just look at them, they are so alike as a real burger because of the color. This patty has its color because of the beets and black beans. They are also made with quinoa so these patties are high in quality and lean protein, healthy carbohydrates and fiber. Their texture is just awesome! They are soft in the inside and so hot that they dissolve in your mouth easily and you can feel and taste all of the ingredients.

I used dry black beans because I noticed that they are much more healthier than canned beans. Dry beans are way more natural without additives, salt nor preservatives and are more nutritious. For example, 1/4 cup of dry black beans have 23g carbohydrates, 15g fiber and 9g protein and when you cook them, they doubled the portion, for example, instead of having 1/4 cup of cooked black beans, you may have 1/2 to 2/3 cups of cooked black beans.

I ate this burger with organic and local sprouts (I was not a fanatic of sprouts until I tasted this! They have a fresh and good flavor that I doesn’t even add salt nor olive oil. I bought them at El Mercado Organico del Viejo San Juan which is held every Saturday from 9am-2pm at the Old San Juan. You can have more info at their FB page or Instagram.) I also had a layer of cooked tofu with sauteed onions and nutritional yeast.

This fantastic recipe is not of my own. I adapted it from @bjonr at Instagram or look for him as The Rustic Vegan on Facebook. He has amazing and incredible vegan recipes with so much color and imagination.

Ingredients:

yield 11 patties

2 cups cooked black beans

1 cup cooked quinoa

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup cooked beats

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 T olive oil

1/2 tsp turmeric

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup basil or oregano leaves

Procedure:

1- Add everything to the food processor and process until well combined.

2- Store the mixture in the refrigerator for 2 hrs or overnight.

3- Turn on the oven at 190ºC.

4- In a baking tray sprayed with oil, add 1/4 cup of the burger mixture and flatten with the spatula to shape it as a burger patty. Repeat the process until the batter is over.

5- Cook for 30 mins for one side, then flip the patties with a spatula and let cook another 30 mins.

6- You may let them cool a little bit and serve it with your choice of bread, vegetables and complements or let them cool completely and store them in a container for later consume.

Nutritional Facts for 1 patty: 2g Fat 25g Carbohydrates 11g Fiber   8g Protein