Burger patties made from beans are a great alternative to meat because of their high protein content. For our Mexican bean burger, we process kidney beans with oatmeal and a delicious spice mix, that would also do a great job in every chili sin carne, to juicy vegan patties.
With the toppings, we stay inspired by the Mexican cuisine. Standard toppings such as lettuce, vegan cheese and tomato slices are joined by jalapeño rings, tomato salsa, red onions, a super quick guacamole and a few tortilla chips. A real firework in the mouth: somewhere between creamy, crispy, fruity, tangy, sweet, sour, refreshing and at the same time spicy.
And as if all that was not good enough, we do not just pack the burger patties and toppings on soggy burger buns from the supermarket. No way! Instead, all the delicacies can sit down between homemade vegan brioche buns. OMG!
MEXICAN BEAN BURGER (VEGAN)
Ingredients for 4 burger (about 1,50 Euros each):
- 1 can kidney beans (240 g drained net weight)
- 2 tbsp flax seeds
- 50 g oats
- 1 onion
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp paprika powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp coriander powder
- 1 tsp chili sauce
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepperr
- some flour
- some vegetable oil for frying
BURGER TOPPINGS & CO.
- 1 tomato
- 1 red onion
- 4 tbsp tomato salsa or ketchup
- 8 lettuce leaves
- 12 pickled jalapeño slices
- 12 tortilla chips
- 4 slices vegan cheese
- 1 avocado
- 1/2 lime
- 1 pinch of salt
- 4 vegan brioche burger buns
1. First prepare the burger patties. Grind flax seeds finely and mix with 4 tablespoons of water. Roughly chop the onion and garlic. Process them with the remaining ingredients except flour and oil in a food processor or with the help of a blender to a smooth mixture.
2. Use some flour on your hands to form 4 burger patties and put them on a plate for at least 15 minutes in the fridge to make them a little firmer.
3. Meanwhile, blend the avocado with the juice of lime to a quick guacamole. Season with salt. Prepare the remaining ingredients: Slice the tomatoes, cut the onions into thin rings and wash the lettuce as well as roughly tear it with your hands.
4. Fry the burger patties in a large pan with a dash of vegetable oil from one side at medium temperature for about 5 minutes. Turn the burger patties, top each with a slice of cheese and fry for another 5 minutes.
5. Halve the burger buns and heat in the pan or in the oven. Then just assemble the burger. We do it like that: first a blob of tomato salsa / ketchup, then lettuce and burger patty. Then tomato, onion, jalapeños and tortilla chips. Finally, a dollop of guacamole and then put the lid on it.