I adore veggie burgers and this one is packed with fiber, protein and fabulous thai flavors!
Many people ask me if I am a vegetarian. I always tell them that I really don’t label myself as anything. The honest truth, I am just a really picky, healthy Nutritionist. I don’t like red meat or pork, seafood, soft cheese (I don’t really love any cheese), coffee, coconut …the list goes on and on. I basically eat vegetarian (I eat chicken or turkey about twice a month) and on most days dairy-free (again, not a cheese lover) and maybe even gluten-free (I am not a bread/sandwich lover). But I will happily eat some pretzels or Greek yogurt when I want to. The reason why I am telling you all of this is that I would take a veggie burger over a chicken or turkey burger ANY day of the week. Especially homemade ones. And most especially Thai homemade ones.
These burgers are so ridiculously easy. I even baked them so you don’t have to watch them on the stove. And I know, before you say anything, I would’ve thought it sounded super weird to put peanut butter in veggie burgers. But it’s seriously life changing. And you want to know the funniest part? I don’t even like Thai food! Add that to my list… Or wait, maybe I only like HOMEMADE Thai food?
And of course extra sriracha sauce on top!
- 1 cup Bob's Red Mill gluten free oats, ground into flour
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 inch ginger, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- ½ cup chopped green onion
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
- 4 gluten free buns
- For topping:
- sliced tomato
- red onion or sliced cabbage
- extra sriracha sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Grind the oats into flour (in a food processor or high speed blender). Place oat flour in a large bowl. Set aside.
- Place black beans in food processor or high speed blender and blend until semi-smooth (I like to keep the mashed beans a little chunky to give the burgers some texture). Add beans to bowl with the oat flour.
- Add remaining ingredients and mix well. The mixture will be thick.
- Roll into balls and flatten into 4 patties.
- Place onto parchment lines baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, making sure to turn over halfway through.
- Allow burgers to sit for a few minutes before eating. Place in a gluten-free bun and add toppings as desired.
I hope you enjoy them! I am going to try some different veggie burgers this weekend, any ideas of what kind I should make?