Burgers were always a favourite of mine when I was a little girl mainly because of all the ketchup I would drench it in lol true story! I'm not such a fan of the ketchup anymore however I am a huge fan of mustard and pickles and all yummy fixins for a burger and since well I choose to not eat meat because well I never really liked it ... I'll tell you more about my choice to not eat meat and also how I experimented with being a vegan and my body didn't respond well .... This journey of life has taught me so much and mainly its that my body is way smarter than I give it credit for and it knows what it likes and doesn't so i'm learning to listen and give it what it likes and not give it with things that it clearly doesn't! ... it sounds easier than it actually is because we've been so conditioned to eat certain things and then there's the emotional aspect of comfort and cravings and social pressures!
Anyways back to the burger I experimented with that turned out delicious! This is a very simple recipe, to follow if you're pressed for time then you can use an organic can of sodium free black beans, if you prefer making your own I suggest soaking them over night and then cooking them and making this recipe.
Black Bean Burger
1 can of no salt added black beans
1 celery chopped up
1/4 tsp of paprika
1/2 tsp of garlic powder
1/4 tsp of black pepper
1/4 tsp of Himalayan or sea salt
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mash together with a fork.
Heat a pan between medium-high. Spray with some on stick spray. Spoon some of the mixture on the pan and shape it like a burger, wait 3-5 minutes then flip for another 3-5 minutes.
Makes about 4 or 5 burgers.
I used a gluten free bun and a slice of vegan gluten free soy free cheddar cheese and lots of mustard, a slice of tomato, smashed avocado, lettuce and pickles.
If you can eat gluten and dairy go ahead and make enjoy it however you'd like :)