You may have heard in recent news that popular brands of veggie burgers are being made with a registered neurotoxin. This has shaken the veggie community and is making us question our food choices even more than we already do. If something is marked as organic and vegan, shouldn’t it be safe? Apparently not.
It has become increasingly clear that the only food we are (mostly) safe from are those that we prepare ourselves from whole, certified organic foods. But lets be honest, frozen veggie burgers are really just a convenient food for those that can’t be bothered with the time it takes to prepare a meal. So actually cooking veggie burgers defeats the purpose, right? I have good news my busy friends, these babies only take a few minutes to cook and have simple ingredients. AND you can easily make a whole slew of them to freeze for future nomming. All without any chemicals or other grody stuff. Sound great? Lets get down to business.
Neurotoxin-Free Black Bean Burgers
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 1 can black beans, well drained (make sure your can is BPA free!.. or else cook up some fresh beans.)
- 1/2 cup flour
- 2 slices bread, crumbled
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
- salt and pepper to taste
- oil for frying
Sautee the onions till soft, about 3-5 minutes.
In a large bowl, mash the beans until almost smooth. Add sauteed onions and the rest of the ingredients, except the oil, adding the flour a few tablespoons at a time to combine well. Mixture will be thick.
Form bean mixture into patties, approximately ½ inch thick and fry patties in a small amount of oil until slightly firm. Make veggie burgers and enjoy!
Recipe via about.com