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Simple Bean Burgers With Paprika Garlic Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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If there’s someone special in your life who you really want to help eat better, but they’re being all “But I love meat, and vegan food is gross, join PETA and leave me alone”, make them this burger with this burger sauce, and stack on their favorite fixings. After they devour the entire thing, they won’t eat their words for dessert, they will lick them clean.

Simple Bean Burgers With Paprika Garlic Sauce [Vegan, Gluten-Free]






For the Burgers:

  • 1 onion, chopped (yellow or red, it doesn’t matter)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 can plain black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 can plain white beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour

For the Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 10 minutes
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure maple syrup (none of that cheapy stuff, k?)
  • 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water


To Make the Burgers:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Heat a pan over medium heat for about a minute and then add the onions. Cook the onions for 3 minutes, stirring intermittently so that the onions don’t stick to the pan.
  3. Add the garlic and red peppers and cook for an additional 4 minutes, stirring frequently.Add the beans, the coriander powder, cumin powder, chili powder, red chili flakes and sea salt. Stir and cook for 2 more minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. With a potato masher, mash the mixture just until the beans are mashed (they don’t have to be mashed all the way).
  5. Add the rice flour and stir until everything is incorporated.
  6. Shape into 6 equal patties and place on a very lightly oiled baking sheet.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes on one side, flip, and bake for 20 minutes on the other side.

To Make the Sauce:

  1. Drain the cashews and place then in the blender along with the rest of the ingredients (tahini, garlic, maple syrup, rice vinegar, paprika, sea salt, water).
  2. Blend on high until completely smooth, about 2 minutes.

Nutritional Information

Per Serving: Calories: 252 | Carbs: 35 g | Fat: 8 g | Protein: 12 g | Sodium: 490 mg | Sugar: 3 g

252 35 8 12 490 3





Meat-free comfort food without the oil! Molly Patrick is the co-founder of cleanfooddirtygirl.com Molly is a food coach, specializing in healing people's relationships with food by focusing on how, what and why they eat. She has a Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate from Cornell University in conjunction with the T. Collin Campbell Foundation. Her popular Saturday emails have turned into a Saturday morning ritual for her readers around the globe.



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3 Years Ago

Oh wow I\'m definitely trying these tonight! :D

3 Years Ago

This looks and sounds great :)

Molly Patrick
18 Apr 2015

Thanks Hannah - I hope you try it :)

Jeff Jeff
3 Years Ago

50 minutes+ to make a burger, AND no meat? Nope.

Michele DeFalco
3 Years Ago

BTW I do like your website/newsletter!

Molly Patrick
18 Apr 2015

Thank you Michele! xo

Michele DeFalco
3 Years Ago

Where are the easy recipes? the ones I don\'t have to go to many stores for all the ingredients. I like simple. Shouldn\'t eating healthy be simple?

Molly Patrick
18 Apr 2015

Simple is awesome!

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