EASY GRILLABLE VEGGIE BURGERS

Easy, grillable veggie burgers with just 10 ingredients (give or take a spice)! Flavorful, hearty and perfect for summertime grilling. Hearty enough to please meat-eaters and vegans alike!

EASY GRILLABLE VEGGIE BURGERS

Ingredients
  1. 1 cup cooked brown rice*
  2. 1 cup raw walnuts (or sub bread crumbs)
  3. 1/2 Tbsp avocado oil (plus more for cooking)
  4. 1/2 medium white onion (finely diced // 1/2 onion yields ~3/4 cup)
  5. 1 Tbsp each chili powder, cumin powder, and smoked paprika
  6. 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper (plus more for coating burgers)
  7. 1 Tbsp coconut sugar (or sub organic brown or muscovado sugar)
  8. 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans* (well rinsed, drained and patted dry)
  9. 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs (if gluten-free, use gluten-free bread crumbs)
  10. 3-4 Tbsp vegan BBQ sauce
Instructions
  • If your brown rice isn’t cooked yet, start there by following this method for the best results. Otherwise, move onto the next step.
  • Heat skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add raw walnuts and toast for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently, until fragrant and golden brown. Let cool and move onto the next step.
  • In the meantime, heat the same skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil and onion. Season with a bit of salt and pepper and sauté for 3-4 minutes, or until onion is fragrant, soft, and translucent. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Once walnuts are cooled, add to blender or food processor with chili powder, cumin, smoked paprika, salt, pepper and coconut sugar and blend until a fine meal (see photo) is achieved. Set aside.
  • To a large mixing bowl, add drained, dried black beans and mash well with a fork, leaving only a few whole beans (see photo).
  • Next add cooked rice, spice-walnut mixture, sautéed onion, panko bread crumbs, BBQ sauce, and mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon for 1-2 minutes, or until a moldable dough forms. If dry, add extra 1-2 Tbsp (amount as original recipe is written // adjust if altering batch size) BBQ sauce. If too wet, add more panko bread crumbs. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.