Burger love.

6 Feb

Dinner was fabulous tonight! We all gave it 9’s and 10’s and Daniella gave it a 7! WIN!

 Bean Burgers

This recipe is one of my very favorites from Nutritious Eats.

Of course, we had to tweak it a bit for our diets.  Gluten free buns, substituted milled flax seeds for wheat germ, and if you are keeping it vegan, no Worcestershire sauce.  I missed the taste of that stuff and went ahead and added it.  And it was GOOD!  I also did not have lemons, so I used lime juice.  And completely forgot garlic.  So here are my adaptations to her fabulous recipe!

1 (14 ounce can) black beans, washed & drained
1/2 cup gluten free old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup finely diced red onions
2 teaspoons gluten free soy sauce
2 teaspoons Worcestershire (if strict vegan, omit)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon tahini
1 Tablespoon milled flax seeds


1. Place drained, rinsed beans in a medium sized bowl. Mash with a fork until chunky consistency.
2. Place oats in a blender of mini food processor and blend to a coarse powder. Add to bowl of black beans.
3. Add remaining ingredients into bean/oat mixture and stir until well to combine. Pat down mixture with spoon and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to let chill and allow flavors to meld together.
4. Preheat oven to 350 OR preheat a large skillet depending on how you want to cook them. Using your hands divide black bean mix into 4 sections. Form burger and place on cookie sheet to bake 15 minutes per side at 350 degrees. Serve on gluten free buns.  

BUT WAIT!  Top these babies with avocado and then this broccoli slaw.  You WON’T regret it!!  You will be getting cruciferous veggies in the broccoli slaw and it is so stinking good!

Go here: http://www.nutritiouseats.com/spicy-lime-cilantro-slaw-and-meal-planning-monday/


12 oz bag broccoli slaw (pre-shredded broccoli, carrots & red cabbage)
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup sliced red onion (~ half onion sliced on the vertical)
1 cup cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
1-3 fresh jalapenos, seeded and thinly sliced (mine was super hot so I used 1- if yours are mild, add up to 3 jalapenos)


1/4 cup lime juice
1-2 Tablespoons olive oil (I omit this for just myself)
1 Tablespoon water
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Stir everything together in a bowl and try not to eat it with your hands.  Or maybe that is just me!

Nutritious Eats is a fabulous food and nutrition blog.  She is not a vegan, but her recipes ROCK!


2 Responses to “Burger love.”

  1. Jess February 17, 2012 at 9:49 pm #

    Where do you get broccoli slaw? Do you make it or buy it? Thanks!

  2. brittluck February 17, 2012 at 10:02 pm #

    I buy it at HEB. At mine, it is near the pom juice in the produce section. It is usually near the coleslaw mix. Not usually right with the bag salads. It is always a little odd to find!! But it is there!

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