Black Bean Burgers with Mushrooms, Avocado and Sweet Potato Fries: GF/DF (Serves 4-5)

  • 2 (14 oz/420 ml) cans black beans, rinsed and dried
  • 1/2 of a red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 2 t ground cumin
  • 3/4 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t paprika
  • 1/2 cup (1 1/4 dl) gluten free bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 T ketchup
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 400 F/200 C (Remember to put the Sweet Potato Fries in the oven 25 minutes before the Black Bean Burgers, se below)

Saute the chopped onion, garlic and bell pepper in olive oil until soft. Place the rest of the ingredients, except the black beans, in a food processor. Pulse everything together and then add the black beans. Pulse the mixture a few times. It should still have some chunks of the black beans.

Divide the mixture into eight patties and put on a parchment paper covered baking tray. Bake for 20 minutes. Turn them ones halfway through.

Sweet Potato Fries

  • 4 large sweet potatoes
  • olive oil
  • salt

Scrub the potatoes and pat dry. Cut them into strips and put them on a parchment paper covered baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Put the tray on the top shelf in the heated oven and bake for 25 minutes. Move the tray to the bottom shelf and put the black bean burgers on top and bake an additional 20 minutes. Don’t forget to flip the burgers when there is ten minutes left.

Mushrooms:

  • Lbs 0.5 (225 g) mushrooms, rinsed, dried and thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T vegan butter
  • 1/2 T gluten free soy sauce
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Heat olive oil and vegan butter in a sauce pan. Add all the ingredients and cook over medium for about 4-5 minutes. Reduce to simmer and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Put aside.

Avocado:

Cut a ripe avocado in half and remove the seed and the peel. Place the avocado, seed side down, on a cutting board and cut into thin slices. Put aside.

Plate the dish:

Put the black bean burger on a plate, top it with mushrooms and avocado and serve the fries on the side. I don’t use hamburger bread, but sometimes I put the burger on a large salad leaf.

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