Sunday, February 16, 2014

High Protein Black Bean Burgers

Want more protein in your daily diet without the meat?

These black burgers are for you!

Now normal black bean burgers, like these ones I've posted about before, do have protein AND are a great substitute for a meatless meal;  However, if you're like me and weight lift, you often need more than just 4-5grams; you need something in the teens and beyond.


These Burgers have 14g of protein thanks to protein powder.

These burgers were truly an experiment, but I'm glad I gave it try, because they are delicious!

I usually have three types of protein powder on hand: Whey French Vanilla Creme, Whey Mocha Cappuccino, and Chocolate Supreme Casein. I usually drink the Mocha Cappuccino powder with some almond milk, and I usually make some kind or dessert with the casein, but I generally reserve The French Vanilla Creme Whey just for baking purposes. It bakes really well and, of course, adds more protein! But as you can imagine, it is on the sweet side, but it was my best option out of three so threw it in.

I admit, I was worried my burgers would come out sweet, but I added in a little sirracha and that sweetness from the powder was masked up real quick.

Bonus:  these burgers are so easy to make.
Make some!

1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 scoop your preferred protein powder, (I used French Vanilla Creme)  
2 tbs your favorite salsa
3 cherry tomatoes
1 1/2 tbs garlic, minced (~3 cloves)
3 tbs cumin
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground pepper
1/4 cup egg whites
1 tbs sirracha

Smash black bean in a bowl.
Quick blend everything else in a blender/food processor-- Chunky is okay!
Blend black beans and blended ingredients in a bowl--it will be liquid-y.
Scoop out ~1/4 cup mixture and pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet into a patty form.
Repeat with the remaining of the mixture.
Freeze for 2 hours until patties are frozen solid. Remove from sheet and store in a freezer safe container or bag.

To cook:
Slightly oil a small skillet and cook frozen patty 5-7min on each side.


Nutritional Information: 
~1 Patty
136 cal * 22 carbs* 1g fat *14g protein* 5g fiber 

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