Veggie Burger with a Kick

I have been on somewhat of a mission to make a delicious veggie burger for some time now.  While I do love my black bean burger, I needed something with more kick last night.  I used more breadcrumbs, which made them more durable, and completely changed the spices, creating just the kick and flavor I was looking to get.  Topped with some fresh avocado, lettuce, and tomato, oh my!!  Even the boy said he would rather eat these than a meat burger!!

Spicy Veggie Burger

You will need:

  • 2 flax eggs – 2 tablespoons ground flax mixed with 1/2 cup warm water – set aside to gel
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 can (15oz) organic black beans, drained, rinsed, and almost all mashed
  • 1 cup organic corn
  • 1 small jalapeno, seeds removed, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1 tablespoon tamari soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • Whatever toppings to go on top!

 

To make the Veggie Burgers:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. Mix the ground flax and warm water.  Set aside
  3. On medium heat, saute onions and garlic for several minutes
  4. In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients, adding a little olive oil to help combine
  5. If you have time, refrigerate for a half hour (not necessary though)
  6. Form into patties (I got 7 from this batch) and set on greased baking sheet
  7. Bake for 15 minutes then remove and flip.  Bake for another 15-18  minutes.
  8. Prepare burger anyway you like, serve, and enjoy!

*The patties are pretty sturdy and could be grilled on a BBQ.  You could also cook them on the stove using medium heat and cook for about 7 minutes on both sides.

 

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