1 16oz can organic black beans (like Trader Joe’s, or Eden’s Choice)
2 organic carrots, chopped into small squares
½ cup organic flash frozen peas
1 medium organic Spanish onion, chopped
1 cup of brown rice, cooked
1 tbsp ground flax (Bob’s Red Mill)
¼ cup hot water
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cumin
1 tbsp ground raw cacao
2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
¼ cup oat flour
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with parchment.
1. Rinse beans from can thoroughly. Take 1 tbsp flax and ¼ cup of hot water, mix and set aside. In a medium sized pot combine the beans, carrots, and onion and cook on medium low heat for approximately 5-7 minutes. Once onions have turned a deep yellow-brown color, turn off heat.
2. Combine the cooked rice and black bean mix in the pot, add spices and flax/water mix. Add flour, and stir to incorporate.
3. In small batches, pulse ⅔ of the mix in a food processor or a mini chopper, adding a little warm water to loosen it up. Mix this with the leftover bean and rice mixture.
4. Form balls of mix and flatten out on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 15-20 or until patties are firm. Burger may be grilled after or heated on a skillet.
Recommend pairing: smashed avocado and a red apple and carrot slaw.