Gardein Black Bean Burgers with Grilled Peaches & Cheesy Cashew Sauce

Gardein Black Bean Burgers with Grilled Peaches & Cheesy Cashew Sauce

Gardein black bean burger patties
1 peach, sliced
1 teaspoon agave nectar
pretzel buns
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (and 1 tsp for grilled peaches)
1 teaspoon coconut sugar
2 red bell peppers
one bunch fresh basil
salt & pepper
extra virgin olive oil
Cheesy Cashew Sauce
1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for 2 hours or overnight
1 garlic clove, roasted over stove
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1/4 cup water (1 tablespoons increments after for thinning)
1 tsp lemon
fresh basil (optional)

On a non stick pan, cook the black bean burger patties. Once done, set aside.
Roast the red bell peppers on the stove or on grill until charred. Once done, peel off some of the char from the skin that has formed and discard. Slice the bell peppers and set aside with the burger patties.
On a heated saucepan, pour 1/2 cup of the balsamic vinegar to a low boil. Then, mix in the coconut sugar and let simmer until it becomes syrupy. About 15 minutes. Let cool to thicken (x)
Meanwhile, place all cheesy cashew sauce ingredients in a blender until smooth. Set aside.
In a bowl, mix agave and peaches together until the peaches are coated. Add to a grill pan until they are cooked with grill marks. Before taking peaches off the pan, turn off stove, add 1 tsp balsamic vinegar, and grill until they are coated. Set aside with red bell pepper and burger patties.
On a pan or grill, coat with EVOO and heat up sliced pretzels buns.
Assemble everything to your liking. Have fun with it and ENJOY!

Source: Vegan Food Lovers

Spicy Zucchini Black Bean Burgers

Spicy Zucchini Black Bean Burgers

1 19 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup grated zucchini (about 1 large zucchini), squeezed of excess liquid
2 T ground flax
1 garlic clove, minced
1 T chili powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp cumin
salt and pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Take 3/4 of black beans (about 1 1/2 cups) and add to a large bowl. Mash with a potato masher or back of a fork until it has formed a sticky paste.
Add in remainder of black beans, grated zucchini, flax, garlic and spices and use hands to mix together.
Form into 4 patties. Do not flatten too much. Should be thick.
Place patties on a parchment or silicone lined baking sheet and bake for 10 mins.
Remove and flip. If patty breaks slightly, push back together using hands.
Bake for another 10 minutes.
Serve warm with desired toppings. I ate mine in a gluten-free burger bun.

Source: The Healthy Maven

Quinoa and Smoked Salmon Burger

Quinoa and Smoked Salmon Burger
Quinoa is one of the most super foods, it has some powerful health benefit. It’s high in protein and also very importantly it is gluten free. With all these benefits I try to cook quinoa once a week for my family.

Ingredients for 6 patties
1 and 1/2 cup red quinoa (I think you can use any kind)
2 cup of water
a package of smoked salmon (mine was 275 grams)
2 egg
3 tablespoon breadcrumbs
salt and pepper
seeds oil
salt and pepper just a pinch
a sprinkle of love

Pour the quinoa in a saucepan with the water and let it cook for 20 minutes (just double check the instruction on the quinoa box).
When the quinoa is cooked, drain it and leave it on a side to cool down.
After that put the quinoa in a bowl add the parsley, eggs and chopped salmon and the salt and pepper
Mix very well with your hands until the egg is absorbed.
Now is time to add the breadcrumbs to the mixture so it will come nice and compact.
Bring a frying pan and put 3 tablespoons of oil and turn the heat on medium in the meantime make your patty, gently press them down.
Your patties are now ready to cook so you will put them in the frying pan and let them cook for 4-5 minutes per side.
It’s very important that the oil is not too hot otherwise the inside of your patties won’t cook very well.
If you want a Gluten free version just use some rice flour or cornbread mix.
Serve your patties with a nice bun.

Source: Bella Cibo

A Can Burger

A Can Burger 1 A Can Burger 2 A Can Burger 3 A Can Burger 4

A Can Burger 5 A Can Burger 6 A Can Burger 7

Bacon, burgers, cheese and a can. Sounds darn good to have this monster of a meal once in a while?
Preparing your burgers this way is so crazy it’s genius. The result of this recipe makes me wanna eat! Everybody that likes a good barbecue has to try this!

1. Start with rolling minced meat into balls. Form the meat around the can.
2. “Glue” two slices of bacon on the meat.
3. Remove the can.
4. Stuff your hamburger with fried onion and pepper (or what you prefer)
5. DO NOT forget to add your favorite cheese and bbq sauce.
6. Put on the grill, close the lid, and leave the hamburgers there for approximately one hour.
7. Doesn’t this look yummy? Serve and enjoy!
Here you have a full tutorial on how to make these delicious burgers.

Received and posted on behalf of Elize Joubert

Lamb Burgers with Feta-Mint Spread

Lamb Burgers with Feta-Mint Spread

1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
8 ounces lean ground lamb
8 ounces 90% lean ground sirloin
Cooking spray
4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns
1/4 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons reduced-fat feta cheese, crumbled
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 cup baby arugula

Combine first 9 ingredients in a bowl, stirring just until combined. Divide the lamb mixture into 4 equal portions; shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.
Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties to pan; grill 4 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Remove patties from pan. Add buns to pan, cut sides down; grill 1 minute or until toasted.
Combine yogurt, cheese, mint, and juice in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place patties on bottom halves of buns; top evenly with feta mixture, arugula, and top halves of buns.

Source: Received and posted on behalf of Marietjie Bonthuys

Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers Tried Tested

I tried a new burger tonight – SO good!
½ cup dry quinoa
1 tsp olive oil
½ red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp Kosher salt, divided
1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 Tbsp tomato paste (combo of ketchup & BBQ would work too)
1 large egg
⅔ cup frozen corn
½ cup cilantro, chopped
1 and ½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ cup rolled oats
¼ cup oat flour

Place the quinoa in a small saucepan with 3/4 cup of water. Set the saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and cook 10-15 minutes until the water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a small pan over medium heat and add the onion and garlic. Add ¼ teaspoon salt and sauté until onions are softened, 5-6 minutes. Place the mixture into a large bowl. Add black beans to the bowl and using a potato masher or fork, mash together until a pasty mixture forms.
Stir in the tomato paste, egg, corn, cilantro, cumin, and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt. Stir in the cooked quinoa, oats, and oat flour until well mixed.
Form the mixture into 6 equal patties, compacting them well with your hands as you form them. Place the patties on a baking sheet, cover them with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least a few hours or overnight.
When ready to eat, preheat the oven to 400 F or heat a griddle to medium-high heat. If baking, spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and place the patties on the sheet cook 10-12 minutes until the patties are golden brown and crispy. Carefully flip the over and cook another 10 minutes. If using a griddle, heat 4-6 minutes per side or until slightly golden.
Serve patties on toasted buns with lettuce

Source: Mona Aumair

Chicken Avocado burgers

Chicken & Avocado burgers Tried Tested

Avocados are a super healthy way to add valuable Nutrients, Fibre and healthy Fat to your diet plus they add some flavour to a patty.

Ground Chicken
Avocado, cut into small chunks
Season to taste: up to you.
Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Cayenne etc.

1. Mix everything together… try not to mush up the avocado too much.
2. Shape into patties
3. Grill or Heat oil in a frying pan over medium-high heat and cook each patty for 5 minutes + on each side or until cooked through.

Source: Shannon Lee