Flavor- delicious! Mild tasting from the beans and pumpkin with a spicy after bite kick from the cayenne or chili powder, and ever more spice if you add the optional peppers.

Pumpkin Bean Burgers [Vegan]

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Cooking Time

30

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Ingredients

Burger:

  • 1 can Cannellini beans
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/4 finely chopped onion 
  • 3/4 cup finely shopped mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 rolled oats left whole
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon each: onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne OR chili powder
  • Chopped peppers if desired for added spicy-ness // optional 

Dressing: 

  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1 tablespoon vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed lemon juice 
  • Pinch salt and pepper
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Preparation

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400˚ F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. In a bowl add the beans and mash until 90% of the lumps are gone, add in the pumpkin, chopped mushroom and onion and stir until well combined.
  3. Process the oats into flour and add that to the bowl with the spices and stir until well combined.
  4. Wheat a skillet and spray with non-stick spray, form burgers and pan fry on medium-high heat about 3-5 minutes each side until golden brown.
  5. Transfer to lined baking sheet and bake 15 minutes on each side (so a total of 30 minutes) 
  6. While baking, add the dressing ingredients into a small bowl and mash until well combined and creamy.
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