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Everyone Loves A Good Burger

This Cajun, Black Bean, Oat burger will definitely hit the spot when you get that craving for a nice, hearty burger, which lets be real, we all get that every once in awhile!

These are great if you are trying to eat more plant-based foods. Not only are they delicious, but they are filling and you can reap some health benefits along with it. Black beans are filled with fiber which aids in digestion, assists maintaining healthy bones & can lower blood pressure.

This recipe is quick & easy. It only takes about 30 minutes to make and will leave you feeling full & satisfied. These are perfect to make for family dinners through out the week. It makes about 6 patties.

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Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 medium yellow onion

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1.5 cups black beans **any beans you like

  • 1/3 cup walnuts

  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning spice

  • 1 tsp ground cumin

  • 1 tsp paprika powder

  • 1tsp red pepper flakes

  • 2 tbsp ground flax seeds (add 6 tbsp water – let sit for 5 minutes until flax seeds gel, stirring once halfway)

  • 3/4 cup oat flour (gluten-free, If necessary)

Recommended toppings:

  • beets

  • arugula

  • onion

  • tomato

  • cucumber


Directions:

1. Place oven to 450 F.


2. Add all ingredients for the patty the food processor except the oats - blend on high and scrape down sides until well combined.


3. Place mixture into a separate large bowl and mix in the oat flour.


4. Divide the bean and oat mixture into the desired number of patties (about 6).


5. Place in the oven for 13 minutes, remove and flip the burgers, place back in the oven for another 10 - 13 minutes.


Enjoy!


A delicious sauce that pairs perfectly with this is - Cajun Mayo!

Ingredients you will need - Cajun mayo:

  • 1/3 cup raw cashews (pre-soaked in water)

  • Juice of 1 lime

  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning spice 

Prepare the Cajun mayo by placing all ingredients in a blender of food processor, 

adding 1/4 cup water - blend on high until creamy consistency.


Cajun Mayo recipe by Pick Up Limes


Have you ever considered doing a 'Meatless Monday'? If so, what is your motivation? Let me know in the comment box below.

 

Health Benefits from the ingredients in the Patty & Toppings:

  • Arugula reduces inflammation, improves bone health, lowers risk of diabetes

  • Avocado promotes heart health, lowers cholesterol, aids digestion & skin health, includes variety of nutrients & healthy fats

  • Beets improve blood pressure & mental function, reduces inflammation, boosts stamina

  • Black Beans assist in lowering the total amount of cholesterol in the blood & decrease the risk of heart disease

  • Cucumbers hydrate & cool the body, boost skin health, aid weight loss, support eye health

  • Flaxseeds promote heart health, improve brain function, balance hormones, reduce inflammation & aid digestion

  • Garlic boosts immunity, reduces blood pressure, promotes detoxification & heart health

  • Onion boosts immunity, promotes heart health, reduces risk of cancer

  • Tomato reduces inflammation, promotes heart health, may help reduce risk of stroke

  • Walnuts promote heart health, support blood sugar regulation, insulin response & fertility, reduce inflammation

xoxo Holly