I bring to you a black bean burger recipe, spiced with an amazing fair-trade garam masala blend from India.
Garam Masala by Seasonality Spices
This masala blend is provided by Seasonality Spices, and it’s definitely a must try.
I learned that garam masala is one of the most traditional masala blends of India, so knowing that this specific garam masala is hand-crafted at the source, you know you’re getting something fantastic.
This blend is rich with flavors of pepper, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, and cumin; giving a warm, sweetening flavor to anything you make with it.
(should you find yourself paroozing on the Seasonality Spice page, feel free to use my discount code -> HEALTH INDULGENCE <- for 15% off of your first purchase).
Back to the Burgers
I mashed some canned black beans with a whisk so that I could achieve a balance of mashed and whole beans, to try and keep some texture in the burger.
I’ve seen spinach coming up over and over as a really good source of iron, so I couldn’t resist to cook some down with some aromatics, and add it to the mixture (the more I learn about various fruits and veggies and their health benefits, the more I try to use them in a way that makes sense).
Add some high-quality garam masala, and enjoy some sweet and smoky goodness.
Garam Masala Black Bean Burgers
A yummy spice rounded with flavor brought to a nutritious vegan burger; health and tastiness is totally conquered here.
- 1 can black beans rinsed
- 1/2 tbsp oil (I used olive)
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 2 tbsp red onion
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp garam masala
Mash the beans with a whisk or in a mixer (for texture, leave some of the beans whole).
Heat the oil in a medium size skillet, then add the garlic and onion and cook for about two minutes. Then, add the spinach, and stir until it all cooks down (adding a splash of water helps).
Add the cooked spinach mixture to the beans, and form the mixture into patties.
Heat a little oil in a skillet, add the burger, then cover and cook for about three minutes each side on medium high heat.
For my meal, I topped the burger with some sliced mango (Kevin gets the credit for those perfect little slices) then sprinkled some more garam masala on top. Yumminess central <3
p.s. should you decide to eat it with naan like I did, make sure to check that it has no dairy (I made that mistake).
I hope you get a chance to try the recipe, and totally feel free to share your thoughts.