I had been craving a beef hamburger, but since it was not an option, I decided to experiment with a black bean burger.
I knew that mushrooms would lend the “beef” flavor I’d been craving. Then I remembered an episode of America’s Test Kitchen that talked about this quality in other foods.
With the inspiration from BrownEyedBaker.com, I created these black bean mushroom burgers and added some "beefy" replica substitutions - mushrooms, soy sauce, red wine, and sun-dried tomatoes.
One of the best things about a burger is that they are very satisfying and they're good for crowds. If you have a large family with picky eaters, burgers allow them to pick and choose toppings they love.
Have a look at these black bean inspired recipes:
- Black Bean Tacos with avocado Cream
- Black Bean Soup with Sweet Potatoes
- Black Bean, Beet Burger
- Black Bean Brownies
Burgers are customizable and a great canvas to layer tons of flavors. You literally have so many options to build flavor. You can keep it simple like onion, lettuce and pickles. Make your own homemade pickles for burgers and wraps and it's all the more delicious.
But on the other hand, you can kick your burger up several notches.
By adding fresh pico de gallo, avocado and maybe some grilled peppers, you now have a southwestern black bean mushroom burger. Add kimchi, sesame seeds, bean sprouts and vegan wasabi mayo for an Asian style burger.
I'd love to hear your feedback in the comments below for this Black Bean Mushroom Burger ! If you have a photo, post it on my Facebook page, tag me using the hashtag #plantbasedcooking