I have been on a mission to create a great vegan burger – one that is both loaded with protein and healthy ingredients, but also tastes incredibly like the burgers I grew up eating as my father fired up the grill. Hence, the liquid smoke. I think this is as close as I can get – so I am posting the recipe and hope that you will enjoy it! I had planned to grill these but unfortunately, it was pouring outside. No matter – they tasted great baked in the oven. However, next time I plan to grill them and am fairly certain they will hold together very nicely on the grill.
- 2 T ground flax seed
- 1/2 c walnuts
- 1/2 c cooked brown rice
- 15 oz black beans
- 1 onion, chopped
- 1 t vegan worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 t liquid smoke
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 c plain bread crumbs
In a small bowl, combine the flax with 5 T water and let sit for 5 minutes.
Meanwhile, in a food processor, process the walnuts until ground fine.
Add the rice, beans, worcestershire, onion, smoke, salt and moistened flax.
Process until smooth.
Transfer to a bowl and stir in the bread crumbs.
Form into 8 patties.
Grill or bake on sheet sprayed with cooking spray at 350 for 30 minutes.
Let cool a bit before eating or, although still yummy, the texture may be a little too soft.