Who said being vegan couldn't feel naughty?!(Makes 4)
1 onion finely diced
2 garlic cloves minced
1 can of black beans drained, rinsed and patted dry
1c panko crumbs
½ cup of Liberation Foods Natural Mixed Nuts finely chopped
1 flax egg (1T ground flax seeds mixed with 2T water and left to sit for 5 minutes) or other egg substitute of choice
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon tamari sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon salt
Oil for cooking
Sauté oil, onions and garlic for 5 minutes until translucent, then remove from the heat and transfer onto a paper towel to cool.
In a large mixing bowl, mash the black beans with a fork, then stir in all remaining ingredients including the onions and garlic until the mixture
holds its shape.
Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and firmly press into tightly packed round patties.
Heat oil in a large frying pan over a low/medium heat and place the patties in to cook for 5-6 minutes on each side.
Serve with your favourite burger buns and fillings.
(We would highly recommended Banana Ketchup or Spicy Tomato relish from Rubies in the Rubble)
Recipe development and photography by Nadia June