Main Course/ Vegan

Baja Black Bean Burger with Creamy Lime Coleslaw

Wow, it feels like I haven’t been here in ages! For the last month I was a little per-occupied with cleaning, packing, and purging…all things which prevented me from focusing on W.H.E. While I tried to cook and photograph in our torn apart kitchen, the chaos of boxes and piles of paraphernalia always seemed to interrupt the creative process. But here we are, a new month, a new home, a new lease on life.

 
May was spent sorting and giving up most of our possessions, and when you have been together for over five years, you can accumulate quite a few useless (yet somehow, beloved) possessions. Although it was an exhausting process, now that it is accomplished, it feels amazing! In June we moved from our huge, old, bright character home which was full of roommates, to a small, dark and quiet bachelor pad. To call it a major change would be a bit of an understatement. Upon moving into the new, temporary home, I became a little less than ecstatic (okay, I was totally bummed). After a month of finding myself unable to cook, create, and blog, here I was in my new home finding just as many obstacles to blogging as I had the month before. But now a week into it, I have become used to the postage stamp sized kitchen, lack of natural sunlight, and the inability to have Internet access. What I took to be dead ends, are just impediments which I will have to learn to adapt to. 
 

 

In the pandemonium of moving, we neglected to noticed that spring had turned into summer, so to make up for lost time, we whipped up some summertime inspired burgers brimming with the fresh flavours of lime, cilantro, avocado, and corn. Hello summer! I can’t wait to see what you have in store! 

Baja Black Bean Burgers

Recipe: (Makes 4-5 burgers) Print it Here
 
3 Cups Black Beans (or 2 15oz cans, rinsed)
2 Cups Mushrooms
1/2 Medium Onion
1/4 Cup Cilantro Stalks (or the stems from one bunch, reserve the leaves)
1 Clove Garlic
2 tsp. Oil
1/2 Bell Pepper (I used 1/4 Red and 1/4 Green), diced
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Coriander
1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
1 Green Onion, slivered
3/4 Cup Fresh Corn (or 1 cob) 
6 Tbsp.Ground Flax
1/2 Cup Gluten Free Flour (or flour of choice. I used this mix )
Sea Salt to taste
 
Serve with: Salsa, Chunky Guacamole (recipe below), Creamy Lime Coleslaw (recipe below), Buns or lettuce wraps, hot sauce.
 
Procedure:
1.Begin by pureeing the mushrooms, onion,cilantro stalks, and garlic until it makes a fine pate-like consistency. 
 
2. Heat a frying pan to medium, and add 2 tsp. of oil. Add the mushroom mix, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, and smoked paprika. Cook for about five minutes or until the mushrooms begin to cook. Add the diced peppers and cook for another minute or two until they begin to soften.
 
3. Transfer the mushroom mixture to a bowl, and mix in the beans, green onion, fresh corn, and flax meal. Taste and adjust for seasoning (if you are using canned beans you will need less salt). Slowly stir in the flour, you may need a little less or more depending on your mix.
 
4. Heat a heavy frying pan to medium and add a touch of oil. Shape the burger mix into about 4-5 patties. Once the oil is hot, place two patties in the pan and fry for about 5 minutes or until they begin to brown. Flip the burgers and then place in a 190 C (375) F oven for about 10 minutes.
5. Serve on a wholegrain bun and top with guacamole, creamy lime slaw, and salsa. If you want a gluten free -bread free option, serve the patty on a bed of creamy lime coleslaw. 

 

Chunky Guacamole 

 
2 Avocados
2 Cloves Garlic, grated
2 Tbsp. Lime
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
 
Procedure:
Mash all together with a fork. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
 

Creamy Lime Coleslaw

 
Salad:
 
1 Cup Shredded Kale
1 Cup Chopped Cilantro Leaves (reserved from the burgers)
2 Cups Shredded Savoy Cabbage
1 Green Onion, Slivered
Dressing:
 
1/2 Cup Cashews, soaked overnight or for at least four hours
1/2 Cup Water
1 Tbsp. Lime Juice
1/2 tsp. Sea Salt
Pepper to taste
Procedure:
 
1. Soak the cashews overnight, or for at least four hours. Once soaked drain them and rinse well.
 
2. Combine cashews in a blender along with the water, lime, salt, and a pinch of pepper. Puree until smooth.
 
3. Pour over chopped veggies, mixing well.
xox Sophie 

34 Comments

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    June 10, 2014 at 10:54 am

    There are so many cool flavours on these burgers. Awesome recipe!

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    Millie l Add A Little
    June 10, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    This looks so flavoursome and delicious and the coleslaw looks amazing with the cashews rather than heavy mayonnaise!
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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Just made these for dinner and my omni husband devoured them!!! I substituted pine nuts for the cashews, b/c my daughter is allergic, and it was AMAZING! Super creamy and smooth. You know a dish was good when you are thinking about leftovers right after you finished eating:)

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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2014 at 12:58 am

    Just made these for dinner and my omni husband devoured them!!! I substituted pine nuts for the cashews, b/c my daughter is allergic, and it was AMAZING! Super creamy and smooth. You know a dish was good when you are thinking about leftovers right after you finished eating:)

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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Made these burgers today with a few personal tweaks to the recipe. SO GOOD. Great job, Sophie!

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    Anonymous
    June 13, 2014 at 1:00 am

    Made these burgers today with a few personal tweaks to the recipe. SO GOOD. Great job, Sophie!

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    Alida Ryder
    June 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Your blog is just fantastic and your photos are SO gorgeous. This burger looks simply amazing. So glad I stumbled upon your blog. 🙂

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    Alida Ryder
    June 13, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    Your blog is just fantastic and your photos are SO gorgeous. This burger looks simply amazing. So glad I stumbled upon your blog. 🙂

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    Georgie
    June 17, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Sophie, thank you for your amazing burger recipe. The moment I saw the recipe I wanted to make them so bad. So, tonight, I made the burgers with the coleslaw and chunky guacamole, and my family LOVED them! They were so appreciative of such a 'fun' and tasty dinner. Will definitely be making them again, especially as I have a huge sack of dried black beans that need using up. Your blog is so beautiful and inspiring. I look forward to your next post. 🙂
    (I have tweeted a photo of the burgers if you would like to see: http://twitter.com/VeganFitnessCom/status/478942084989472768)

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    Georgie
    June 17, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Hi Sophie, thank you for your amazing burger recipe. The moment I saw the recipe I wanted to make them so bad. So, tonight, I made the burgers with the coleslaw and chunky guacamole, and my family LOVED them! They were so appreciative of such a 'fun' and tasty dinner. Will definitely be making them again, especially as I have a huge sack of dried black beans that need using up. Your blog is so beautiful and inspiring. I look forward to your next post. 🙂
    (I have tweeted a photo of the burgers if you would like to see: http://twitter.com/VeganFitnessCom/status/478942084989472768)

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Thank you so much, Katrina! I'm so pleased you like it <3

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:02 am

    Thank you so much, Katrina! I'm so pleased you like it <3

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Awe, thanks Millie. You're right! Cashews are sooo much better than heavy mayo 🙂

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:03 am

    Awe, thanks Millie. You're right! Cashews are sooo much better than heavy mayo 🙂

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:04 am

    This is the best thing I could hear! I am so happy you and your family enjoyed them! Mmmm, leftovers:)

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:04 am

    This is the best thing I could hear! I am so happy you and your family enjoyed them! Mmmm, leftovers:)

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Thanks, friend! I'm so happy you enjoyed them.

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:05 am

    Thanks, friend! I'm so happy you enjoyed them.

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:07 am

    That's so kind of you, Alida! Thanks a bunch. I'm so glad you stumbled across me too 🙂

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Hello Georgie! Yay, that is so lovely to hear. I'm happy they were a hit! Your picture looks great by the way, it's making me hungry 🙂

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    June 20, 2014 at 12:10 am

    Hello Georgie! Yay, that is so lovely to hear. I'm happy they were a hit! Your picture looks great by the way, it's making me hungry 🙂

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    LeeSmith
    June 21, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I made this recipe last night – my first time making vegan burgers from scratch. My husband and I were blown away with this flavour combination! Absolutely delicious and so easy. Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes. Your site has now been bookmarked.

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    LeeSmith
    June 21, 2014 at 10:38 am

    I made this recipe last night – my first time making vegan burgers from scratch. My husband and I were blown away with this flavour combination! Absolutely delicious and so easy. Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes. Your site has now been bookmarked.

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    July 4, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Hello Lee!
    That's so wonderful to hear! I'm delighted you and your family enjoyed the burgers and the site <3 So lovely hearing from you,
    Sophie

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    July 4, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Hello Lee!
    That's so wonderful to hear! I'm delighted you and your family enjoyed the burgers and the site <3 So lovely hearing from you,
    Sophie

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    lazyfalklands
    July 10, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    i know what you mean by moving nto a post stamp sized kitchen haha. i need to try those burgers, i love black beans!
    Check out my BLOG

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    July 14, 2014 at 2:07 am

    It sure makes thing difficult, doesn't it? I hope you enjoy the burgers! The blog looks great!

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    July 14, 2014 at 2:07 am

    It sure makes thing difficult, doesn't it? I hope you enjoy the burgers! The blog looks great!

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    Jenny Nguyen
    July 14, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Hello summer indeed 🙂 I'm making these tonight – Can't wait to take a big bite! Thanks for posting this recipe up!

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    Jenny Nguyen
    July 14, 2014 at 8:40 pm

    Hello summer indeed 🙂 I'm making these tonight – Can't wait to take a big bite! Thanks for posting this recipe up!

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    July 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    That's awesome to hear, Jenny! I hope you enjoy <3

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    Sophie - Wholehearted Eats
    July 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    That's awesome to hear, Jenny! I hope you enjoy <3

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    piyush vala
    September 27, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Burger, is a popular spicy vegetarian fast food dish. It consists of a batata vada sandwiched with vegetables between two slices of a pav.

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    piyush vala
    September 27, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Burger, is a popular spicy vegetarian fast food dish. It consists of a batata vada sandwiched with vegetables between two slices of a pav.

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