Who doesn’t love a good burger? The thing with these naughty boys is, they usually make us feel heavy and sleepy and sometimes even guilty of putting so much crap into our bodies. Well, at least this is how I used to feel. That’s why I decided to come up with this recipe – it may not be super low in calories (they’re burgers after all!) but all the bad stuff is replaced with things that are actually good for you so it’s always an improvement! What’s even better, they are just as delicious- I promise!
For 6-8 patties you’ll need:
- 1 red onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, grated
- 250g mushrooms, diced
- 1 can black beans
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1 handful walnuts, soaked and chopped
- 2 tbsp buckwheat flour + some to batter
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 2 tbsp mixed seeds
- 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper
- vegetable oil to fry
For each of your burgers:
- 1 wholemeal bun
- 1 handful salad mix
- 2 slices tomato
- 1 sliced gherkin
- 1 tbsp hummus
- 1 tbsp red pesto
- Heat a splash of oil in a medium-sized frying pan.
- Add onion, garlic, mushrooms, salt and pepper.
- Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring.
- Add soy sauce and chilli powder, cook for another 2 minutes.
- The mixture should become quite watery- it’s time to stir in walnuts, nutritional yeast, chia seeds and mixed seeds.
- Preheat the oven to 200°C.
- In a large bowl, mash black beans with a fork, add all the ingredients from the frying pan and mix everything well.
- Add buckwheat flour and form burger patties. Batter them in some more flour and place in the fridge for around 30 minutes to firm up.
- When the patties are firm, cut wholemeal buns in halves and put them into the oven until toasted.
- Heat some oil in a large frying pan and cook your patties, around 3 minutes on each side.
- Take the buns out, spread red pesto on the base of each bun, add some salad leaves.
- Top with burger patties, layer over some tomato and gherkin slices.
- Spread hummus on the top halves of the buns and close your burgers.