A gluten-free, meat-free black bean burger stacked with amazing whole food ingredient toppings.
You won’t want to miss this! I’m sharing a delicious alternative to the traditional burger. It’s packed with nutrients and topped with great toppings like caramelized onions, pickles, grain mustard, and much more.
Blissed Out Black Bean Burger
This is the ultimate plant-based burger! The patty is made from, well I think you guessed it, black beans! Black beans are a staple in my diet for their gut friendly fiber, protein, and minerals.
This burger is total bliss. It’s loaded with nutrition (of course) and flavor! The black bean patty tastes traditional in the sense that it’s plain with a hint of smoke, and the added crunch comes from sliced radish. The spicy grainy mustard, sweet pickles, sweet and tangy red onions, and fresh sprouts make this an amazing burger experience.
My favorite toppings include naturally fermented bread and butter pickles, grainy mustard, sliced radish, caramelized red onion, and sprouts. I personally go a little heavy on mustard because it’s my absolute favorite condiment! You can even get a little funky and add some kimchi on top as well.
How To Make Caramelized Onions
To make the caramelized red onions, start with a skillet and 2 cups of thinly sliced red onions. Cook them slowly on medium heat in the skillet for about 10 minutes.
Next add a pinch of sea salt and a tablespoon maple syrup. Continue to cook for another 10 minutes until they’re slightly sweet and completely softened.
Be sure your heat doesn’t go too high, it’ll burn all the natural sugars you just worked so hard to release and develop! Any leftovers you have will keep in the fridge well for up to 1 week.
Why I Love Legumes and Pulses
Legumes and pulses are always stocked in my pantry. They make for a great addition to any meal to instantly boost the fiber and protein! When I’m in a bind I’ll use organic canned beans, but ideally I like the process of soaking and sometimes sprouting legumes.
Fun fact: The United Nations has declared 2016 as the international year of the pulses, so much so that you can even take the Pulse Pledge.
What Is A Foundational Five Nourish Meal?
The Foundational Five Nourish Meal is any meal that contains all 5 elements within the Foundational Five, non-starchy carbohydrates, starchy carbohydrates, healthy fat, protein, and the Flavor Factor. By following this simple template it keeps food flexible, fun, and nourishing.
Any meal can be made into a Foundational Five Nourish Meal by just knowing the system I teach in our Method Membership and in my free guide about creating healthy eating habits with ease, that you can get right here!
Ingredients and products I used making this recipe that may help you too: griddle pan, silicone baking sheet, Liquid Smoke, fermented pickles, gluten free buns, sprouted wheat buns (if not gluten free), and kimchi if you go that route.