If you like burgers but don’t want to eat meat try these instead. While they are not exactly a “meaty” burger you will enjoy the delicious spicy taste. By eating less meat we help our planet save it’s resources especially water!
Makes 4-6 Burgers
1 cup shelled, frozen edamame beans
1 cup small red onion chopped
2 Tb chopped ginger
1 serrano pepper seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic chopped
1 Tb coconut oil
1 cup cooked black beans
1/3 cup quinoa flakes or left over cooked quinoa (this will change the way it looks a little)
2 heaping tbsp ground flax seed
2-3 tbsp lime juice (to taste)
3 tbsp tamari
½ fresh cilantro, chopped
¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
- Sauté onion, ginger and serrano pepper in coconut oil (till soft and fragrant (about 5 minutes). Add garlic and edamame, stir.
- Place the edamame, onion, pepper and ginger in a food processor and add the black beans, quinoa flakes, flax seed, lime juice, cilantro, tamari, and cayenne
- Pulse to combine, then add the cilantro. Run the motor until consistency is very thick but easy to mold.
- Mold into about 6 patties. Place on a lightly oiled baking sheet
- Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes
- Serve on arugula topped with guacamole or sliced avocado and raw sauerkraut.
These burgers are high in protein, with lots of anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties form the cilantro. They taste wonderful a little spicy and tangy from the cilantro and lime.