It’s no secret – I adore veggie burgers. I think I’ve mentioned this fact a number of times on The Fig Tree over the past few years. Sorry for the redundancy…but I freaking love veggie burgers! *hehe* Every time I see one on a menu, I inevitably have to order it. For me, there’s nothing more satisying or filling than a really good veggie burger. I’ve had some incredible veggie burgers at a number of restaurants (such as Stellas’, Black Bird Café, Le Garage Café and Baked Expectations), but have had a bit of trouble creating the perfect veggie burger at home.
For me, a veggie burger has to be soft on the inside without being too gummy. It must be crispy on the outside and full of flavour. And it has to hold up well to cooking/grilling and be the perfect canvas for an assortment of garnishes. I’ve come close to finding the perfect veggie burger to make at home with my Mediterranean Quinoa Burgers and my Butternut Squash Nut Burgers. They are really delicious! However, this Black Bean Burger has exceeded all of my expectations. Since you cook them from frozen, the stay together well on the grill or in a frying pan. The exterior becomes crispy, but the interior remains soft. They have a lot of flavour and the recipe can easily be adapted to change up the flavour profile. Making a large batch and freezing them is ideal, as you can just heat up a few whenever you are craving a really good veggie burger regardless of the time of year.
What are your favourite toppings to put on a veggie burger?
Source: adapted from Skinny Taste