These burgers are as hearty and juicy as anything you could make with beef!
Rinse and drain one (15-ounce) can of kidney beans and one (15-ounce) can of black beans - make sure to drain them well, so your final burgers aren't watery. Partially mash the beans together in a large bowl with the back of a fork.
Add 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, 1/4 cup canned corn (drained), 1/4 cup finely chopped onion and the equivalent of one egg using egg replacer (such as Ener-G).
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Form your bean mixture into 4 equal patties of about 1/2 an inch thick. Cook in the skillet for 4 minutes on each side.
While the burgers are cooking, combine 1/3 cup ketchup (Organicville's is certified vegan!), 1 teaspoon agave nectar (in place of honey), 1 teaspoon lime juice, 1/2 tsp. chipotle chile powder, and 1/2 teaspoon cumin.
Chipotle chile powder has a nice kick and smokiness to it that regular chile powder doesn't provide, so definitely try give a look for it - check the Mexican section of your grocery store.
For the buns, you can use Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns. I did find vegan kaiser rolls in Whole Foods' bakery section, but I preferred to use the whole wheat hamburger buns from Rudi's Organic Bakery.
So, on the bottom of each of 4 (2-ounce) buns or rolls of your choice, spread about 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of the ketchup mixture. Top with one burger pattie. You could also top with lettuce leaves and tomato slices, if you like. Each burger is 450 calories.
canned kidney beans $1.79
canned black beans $1.79
canned corn $0.89
chipotle chile powder $6.99
hamburger buns $3.99
The Vegan Pantry
- Vegan yogurt - Whole Soy http://www.wholesoyco.com/
- Vegan milk - Silk http://www.silksoymilk.com/
- Vegan Feta - Sunergia http://www.sunergiasoyfoods.com/
- Vegan Cheese - Galaxy Foods http://www.galaxyfoods.com/
- Vegan Eggs - Ener-G http://www.ener-g.com/
- Vegan Butter - Earth Balance http://www.earthbalance.net/product.html