I love this recipe. I was able to combine different ways of creating a veggie patty and create one that I love! This recipe is easy to make and delicious too! I hope you try it and let me know in the comments below how you liked it. The key ingredients in this recipe are:
Black Beans: Black beans may help strengthen bones, they contain quercetin and saponins which can protect the heart, help lower blood pressure, help manage diabetes, helps prevent digestion, and helps with weight loss.
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP): TVP is a highly nutritious soy product. It is a complete plant protein and it's a good source of dietary fiber.
1 C 15oz black beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 C gluten free flour or white whole-wheat flour
1/2 C textured vegetable protein (TVP - dried soy protein)
1 TBS tamari sauce
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
2 TBS avocado oil
1 TSP onion powder
1 TSP garlic powder
1/4 TSP sea salt
1/4 TSP ground black pepper
Place TVP and Tamari sauce in a bowl and cover with water. Water should reach the top of TVP and not go over.
In blender place half black beans, avocado oil, fresh lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt and ground black pepper. Blend until smooth puree.
In a bowl place the other half of the black beans, flour, TVP and black bean puree. Mash together with your hands until ingredients are all blended together.
Cover the mixture and place it in the refrigerator for minimum of 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes have gone by, divide the mixture into four and form each portion into a burger patty. Place on the grill and cook until each side is browned and slightly crispy.
You can wrap left over patties and place in the freezer.