Plant-Based Burger


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  • For the burgers:
  • 1 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3/4 cup cooked brown rice, quinoa, or a mix
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • 2 tsp olive oil (plus more for cooking)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • Assembly:
  • 4 burger buns
  • Sliced yellow onion
  • Lettuce
  • Condiments, like mayo, mustard, and ketchup

Nothing says BBQ like a good burger, and this plant-based burger will give ground beef a run for its money!

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    4 servings
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  1. In a large bowl, mash the black beans with a fork until slightly creamy.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients for the burgers to the bowl and mix together until completely combined.
  3. Form into 4 patties and set aside on a plate. At this point, the patties can be refrigerated or grilled right away.
  4. If grilling: lightly oil grates with olive oil and preheat to medium high heat for about 10 minutes. When hot, grill for about 3 minutes on each side, until browned.
  5. If cooking in a skillet, preheat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add ½ tsp olive oil and cook for about 3 minutes on each side, until browned.
  6. Add patties to toasted buns and top with sliced onion, lettuce, and condiments of your choice.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving

  • Calories: 543
  • Fat Content: 6.8g
  • Cholesterol Content: 1mg
  • Sodium Content: 601mg
  • Carbohydrate Content: 96g
  • Fiber Content: 18g
  • Sugar Content: 8.1g
  • Protein Content: 27.2g