We are only a few days away from homes being filled with family and friends to celebrate the biggest football game of the year. Looking back I think one reason our Super Bowl party was such a big deal was because it was really one of the last big get togethers that we had before the holidays came back around in the Fall. It was our way of ringing in the Spring time with the ones we cared about most. And at our party it did not matter how cold or warm it was in February, we were going to be grilling burgers. I think my dad took great pride in being able to come back from the grill with something warm that we could all enjoy while watching the big game. And that is why I decided to make one of my dads all time favorite meals, my BBQ Bean Burgers! If you happen to find yourself in Northern Indiana and stumble upon this 60 year old vegan, there is a pretty good chance he is going to want to talk about bean burgers. I truly think that these burgers have helped more than anything else in my fathers transition to a plant based diet. These burgers cook great on the grill and just as well in the oven. Most of my past vegan burgers have been made on the grill, so for this recipe I wanted to give the full tutorial for cooking bean burgers in the oven. My favorite toppings for these burgers is some green leaf lettuce, freshly sliced tomato, ketchup and a bit of mustard.
If you go ahead and try this recipe, let me know what you think and share a picture on my Facebook page of how it turned out!
Here's what you will need!
1 cup bbq baked beans
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 cup quick cooking oats
1/4 cup oat flour
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
Add all of the ingredients into a stand mixer/ food processor/ large bowl
Mix the ingredients on a low to medium setting or by hand for 1-2 minutes
Form patties of your desired size by hand or a patty press
Place the formed patties onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
Bake at 425 F for 20-25 minutes or until the patties have crisped up
- Plant Based Gabriel