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Veggie Burger

Yields4 Servings

Recipe by Skinnytatse Houston’s Veggie Burger {copycat recipe} - Skinnytaste
There is a veggie burger that I love to eat in Florida at a restaurant called Houston’s. I looked online to find a recipe for their burger and this is the one I found. It just might be better than the original.

 1 (15-ounce can) black beans, drained and rinsed
 1 tsp olive oil
 ¼ cup chopped onion
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 tsp smoked paprika
 1 tsp cumin
 ½ tsp chili powder, (check labels for gluten-free)
 1 tsp kosher salt
 ¼ cup BBQ sauce
 1 tbsp molasses
 ¼ cup old fashioned oats, (check labels for gluten-free)
 2 ¾ cooked brown rice
 2 tbsp finely chopped canned beets
 1 tbsp beet juice
 1 large egg, lightly beaten
 4 whole wheat 100-calorie hamburger buns, or Gluten-free bun
 Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, avocado, BBQ sauce, ketchup
 Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1

Add the beans to a large mixing bowl. Gently pat beans dry with a paper towel. Using the back side of a fork or potato masher, mash beans until smooth and pasty.

2

Heat a small skillet over medium heat.

3

When hot, add the oil, onion and garlic. Sauté 3 minutes then transfer to the bowl with the beans.

4

In a small bowl, add the paprika, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Mix until combined then add to the large bowl.

5

Using the same small bowl, mix the BBQ sauce and molasses until thoroughly combined.

6

Add 3 tablespoons of the mixture to the large bowl and set aside the rest for basting during cooking

7

In a food processor fitted with a metal blade, process oats until fine.

8

Add the oats to the large bowl with the beans, veggies and sauce.

9

Add the rice, beets, beet juice and egg and mix everything until combined.

10

Using your hands, form the mixture into 4 patties, about 5 ½ ounces each. Place patties on a freezer safe plate and freeze for 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can put them in the refrigerator for 2 hours or more.

11

Heat a large flat skillet over medium heat. Spray with oil and, using a spatula, transfer patties to the skillet.

12

Cook the patties for 5 minutes, carefully flip with the spatula, baste with the remaining sauce and cook an additional 5 minutes. Add cheese during the last 2 minutes, if using.

13

With the spatula, place each patty on a bun and top with your desired toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4