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January 14, 2013 — Vegan Recipes

Black Bean Fiesta Veggie Burgers

Source:  The Lunchbox Bunch:  http://kblog.lunchboxbunch.com/2011/04/black-bean-fiesta-veggie-burgers-slaw.html
 

Makes 5 burgersBlack Bean Fiesta Veggie Burgers - My Voice Recipes

5 whole wheat burger buns

5 round onion slices and 5 round tomato slices

Cilantro Jicama Fiesta Slaw:  

Makes about 4 cups

1 1/2 cups red cabbage, shredded
1 cup jicama, thinly sliced
1/2 cup citrus, diced (orange or mandarin)
1/4 cup white onion, diced
1/2 tsp citrus zest
2 Tbsp jalapeno, diced (de-seeded)
3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp tahini
2 tbsp hemp seeds or pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
3 Tbsp cider vinegar (you can also sub with lime juice)
1 cup cilantro (stems and leaves), chopped
1 Tbsp agave syrup
1/4 tsp cayenne
salt and pepper to taste
optional: 1-2 Tbsp vegan mayo

Burgers:
1 1/2 cups black beans, drained/canned (unsalted)
3 Tbsp fine bread crumbs
3/4 cup baked/mashed sweet potato
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro - including stems
1/3 cup diced white onion
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp chopped garlic
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp cider vinegar
2 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 jalapeno, diced/de-seeded
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast - or use more bread crumbs
a few dashes of chipotle powder or cayenne for extra heat

Special Spicy Sauce:
1/2 cup vegan mayo
2 tsp garlic hot sauce 

optional: lime-juice spritzed avocado slices  

Directions:
1. First off prepare the Fiesta Slaw
:  Prep all your veggies. Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl – toss well. Customize the moisture-level of your slaw – to ‘wet’ your slaw a bit more, add in extra citrus juice. Salt and pepper slaw to taste. Chill in fridge until ready to be served. 

2. Whip up your "special spicy sauce" - set aside in fridge as well.

3. Next up, prepare the burgers. Pulse all the ingredients in a food processor. You can also mash well by hand - but a food processor is a tad faster. Next, hand-form burger patties with the mixture and place them on a lightly greased baking sheet. Roll the burgers in a touch of bread crumbs so that they have nice crisp edges.

4. Bake your burgers at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool for a few minutes before assembling burgers. The last 5 minutes of cooking - add your burger buns to the oven to warm/toast them.

5. Assemble the burgers: Warm bun, spread of special sauce, tomato, onion, optional avocado, burger, fiesta slaw and finally another slather of the special spicy sauce on the top bun.

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