Rich in protein and fibre there is little debate about the health benefits of legumes. Unfortunately even the most health conscious people have a difficult time getting these nutrient dense foods into their diet.  Let’s face it beans need a little help to make them dinner worthy and palate friendly.  So when I came across this recipe I just couldn’t help but share…

Ingredients:

2 cups black beans

1 small onion

2 cloves fresh garlic

1 grated carrot

1/2 cup oats

1/4 cup almond butter

1/4 cup sun flower seeds

3 tbsp flax seeds

Dash worchestire sauce

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 egg whites

1tsp each of paprika, curry powder, thyme, sea salt

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 375

2) Put all ingredients in a food processor or (for you lucky ones) a vitamix

3) Mix until uniform

4) Make 1inch thick x 4 inch round patties and place on greased (use coconut oil) cookie   sheet

5) Bake for 20 minutes

Top with goat cheese, sautéed mushrooms and onions, homemade salsa and/or avocado slices.  Great on top of salads, as a snack or as a substitute to your regular burger.

This recipe makes between 6-8 big burgers so I froze the left overs and have been re-heating in the frying pan with a little coconut butter.

ENJOY!

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