Take Me to Texas Southwestern Burgers
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This recipe is reprinted with permissions from Great Vegan BBQ Without a Grill: Amazing Plant-Based Ribs, Burgers, Steaks, Kabobs and More Smoky Favorites by Linda Meyer and Alex Meyer. See the post above to learn why this is one of Linda's favorite veggie burger recipes.
Serves: 6 burgers
  • 5 tsp (25 ml) extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 1 large or 2 small jalapeño peppers, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 (15-oz [425-g]) cans black beans
  • 1 cup (90 g) oat flour (certified gluten-free, if needed)
  • 2 teaspoons (5 g) ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground sea salt
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) aquafaba
  • 6 vegan hamburger buns (gluten-free, if needed)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Tomato slices
  • Sliced red onion
  • Avocado slices
  1. Heat 2 teaspoons (10 ml) of the oil in a large grill pan or skillet on medium heat. Add the onion, jalapeño and bell pepper and stir evenly throughout the pan. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the garlic, stir to combine and cook for 1 minute. Let cool.
  2. Drain the beans (reserve the liquid) and rinse well. Put the beans in a food processor and pulse until the beans are mostly creamy, approximately fifteen to twenty pulses. Scrape the beans into a mixing bowl and add the onion and pepper mixture, oat flour, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, salt, black pepper and aquafaba, stir until completely combined and sticky. Divide the mixture into 6 parts, roll into balls and form into patties.
  3. Heat a grill pan or skillet on medium-high heat and brush with olive oil. Add the burgers, cover and cook for approximately 10 minutes per side, or until they’re heated through and are golden brown with grill marks. Put the burgers on the buns and add the lettuce, tomato, sliced onion and avocado on top of the burger.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/texas-southwestern-burgers