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!
Thai Black Bean Veggie Burger
- 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
- 1/2 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.
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?