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Let me start by confessing how much I love burgers! This was one of the hardest foods to give up on my journey to becoming a vegan.  A juicy burger with all the fixings and some fries were a weekly staple in my diet and I continued eating at least one burger a month on my journey to becoming a vegan until one day I decided I was finally going to give up meat but I’m not going to lie and tell you that I don’t miss burgers.

Black bean burgers did not appeal to me at all!
Before I tried this recipe, I had never even eaten a black bean burger because it just didn’t sound appetizing to me but my craving for a burger had me googling recipes almost daily for a week solid until I found one that didn’t sound to complicated or non appetizing.

Those who have tried my recipes know that I’ll hijack a recipe in a minute and put my own spin on it but not without giving credit where credit is due and I must thank Hummusapien for this appetizing and easy to make recipe that I put my on spin on of course.

I must confess, that I had to make this recipe a couple of times and adjust my ingredients before I got the consistency right.  I forgot to take new pictures so the ones pictured show a flatter burger but the measurements I provided should yield you a thick burger.

Enjoy and please share your feedback, pictures, etc. I’d love to hear from you.

Serving 6 – 8 Burgers

I’m really enjoying all the vegan recipes that I’m easily able to create myself or recreate from recipes that I’ve found.  I have to be honest with you, when I first started my journey to clean eating and becoming vegan, the first thing I thought about was would I be able to maintain this lifestyle that requires me to cook more often and the second thing I thought about was will my food be boring.  I’m happy to say that I am doing a great job maintaining this lifestyle because my meals don’t require as much cooking time and although I’m not fully vegan because I still haven’t quite let go of some dairy products I’ve managed to maintain a clean eating lifestyle that hasn’t been boring at all.  As a matter of fact, the recipes I’ve developed or adapted are far from being boring!

Variety really is the spice of life and eating clean for me means eating the “rainbow”
I don’t know about you, but I have to have variety in the foods that I eat or I get bored.  This recipe I adapted from the Minimalist Baker is full of beautiful color and it tastes so good you won’t even miss not having meat, trust me you won’t!

This recipe can easily be adapted to a dinner for two or for the entire family and it’s so quick and easy to make you’ll want to keep this in your weekly meal rotation.  Give this recipe a try and please leave your comments or post your pics and tag us @yourday_and_beyond, I’d love your feedback.