Smoky Black Bean Burgers on Potato Buns

November  5, 2017
Photo by MyNutriCounter
Author Notes

Flaxseeds or linseeds are small oilseeds that originated in the Middle East thousands of years ago. Flaxseeds have a high content of Omega-3 which is good for heart health and they are 29% Carbohydrate, of this, a massive 95% is fibre which is good for digestion. They contain many vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids so understandably they are becoming more popular. Be aware though – they do not contain Lysine so they cannot be considered a protein source, but this can be found in another ingredient, the black bean. A great alternative burger recipe!

The recipe can be found here - —Nikki Brown

  • Serves 3
  • For the Burger Patties & Mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseed meal
  • 2,5 tablespoons water
  • 250 grams cooked black beans
  • 30 grams almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 7 grams garlic, minced
  • 30 grams red onion, minced
  • 0.5 teaspoons paprika powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 125 milliliters sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 8 grams flax seed meal
  • 30 milliliters water
  • For the Potato Buns & Burger Fillings
  • 400 grams mashed potatoes
  • 44 grams gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1 piece Non-stick cooking spray
  • 30 grams romaine lettuce
  • 120 grams tomatoes
In This Recipe
  1. For the Burger Patties & Mayonnaise
  2. Combine flaxseed meal and water in a bowl. Leave for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine the flaxseed mix with half of the black beans, cilantro, parsley, garlic, red onion, salt, pepper, cumin, and paprika in a food processor and pulse into a smooth paste.
  4. Combine this pureed mix with the remaining black beans, cilantro, and parsley.
  5. Form into patties about 100-110 grams each.
  6. Pan-fry in a non-stick skillet for 3-5 minutes per side.
  7. For the Flaxseed Mayonnaise : Combine flaxseed meal and water in a large bowl. Leave for 5 minutes.
  8. Add the mustard and cider vinegar. Whisk to combine.
  9. In a thin steady stream, gradually whisk in the sunflower oil.
  10. Season with salt and pepper.
  1. For the Potato Buns & Burger Fillings
  2. Combine mashed potatoes, flour, salt, and mustard in a bowl.
  3. Form into buns about 75 grams each.
  4. Pan-fry in a non-stick pan for 3-4 minutes each side.
  5. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Assemble the Burgers: Serve the patties on potato buns.
  7. Add a dollop of flaxseed mayo, some fresh romaine lettuce, and tomato slices.

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