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BBQ Worthy Veggie Burgers
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These hearty, plant-based burgers are easy to make and grill perfectly on the BBQ!

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  •   1 cup cooked brown rice
  •   1 cup raw walnuts
  •   ½ tbsp olive oil
  •   ¾ cup finely chopped white onion
  •   Spice mix: 1 tbsp each – chili powder, cumin, paprika
  •   ½ tsp sea salt
  •   ½ tsp black pepper
  •   1 tsp coconut sugar
  •   1 ½ cups canned black beans, drained and rinsed
  •   1/3 cup bread crumbs
  •   3 tbsp BBQ sauce

Directions:

  1.  If brown rice is not cooked, follow directions on package. Let cool.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat and add raw walnuts. Toast for 5 minutes, stirring frequently until golden brown. Transfer into a bowl and let cool.
  3. Using the same non-stick pan over medium/high heat, add oil and onions. Sauté for 3-4 minutes or until onion is soft. Remove from heat.
  4. Add toasted walnuts, spice mix, salt, pepper and coconut sugar to high-speed blender or food processor. Blend until fine.
  5. In a large mixing bowl, add drained and rinsed black beans and mash well using a fork or potato masher.
  6. Add cooked brown rice, spice-walnut mix, onion, bread crumbs and BBQ sauce to the mashed beans and mix well.
  7. Divide mixture into 6 patties.
  8. Heat the BBQ. Cook patties over medium/high heat for 3-4 minutes per side.
  9. Remove burgers from heat and prepare toppings of your choice. We recommend lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion and pickles!
  10. Serve burgers on a whole wheat bun.

 

Tips:

  •   To freeze these burgers, follow steps 1-7. Place in a sealed contained and freeze up to 4 weeks.


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