February 26, 2015

Black Bean Hemp Burgers

Black Bean Hemp Burgers

After rolling up the collard leaves and inhaling this hemp burger (HIGH five for that quadruple pun, KT – **marijuana is no joke, but pot puns are a completely different story…), I had to make another one because my stomach forgot to allow my brain to realize I wanted to make a blog post out of it.  I’m struggling to come up with anything else to say because I keep looking at the picture and it’s so beautiful and you should recreate it.


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic
  • 1 cup hemp seeds
  • 10 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in hot water until soft, minced finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes


  1. Heat 1 teaspoon coconut oil in a nonstick frying pan and cook onion and garlic, until onion softens, about 3-4 minutes. Then add the bell pepper until it too softens.
  2. Reduce the heat to low and add the black beans, hemp seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, and spices. Cook, stirring constantly, for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Use the back of a fork to partially mash the beans. Mix in the cooked brown rice and quinoa flakes. When cool enough to handle, use clean hands to knead the mixture together to form a dense base. Place in the refrigerator, covered, for 30 minutes to allow quinoa flakes to swell and absorb the excess moisture.
  4. Form the mixture into patties. Warm a small amount of coconut oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the patties. Cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until browned.

Black Bean Hemp Burger 1

I added Baba Ganoush from yesterday along with alfalfa sprouts, tomatoes, and leeks.

Superfood Spotlight

Hemp seeds improve digestion, balance hormones and improve metabolism.  They’re also high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and are a “perfect protein” containing all 20 amino acids and the 9 essential amino acids that our bodies cannot produce.  Finally, they’re rich in both soluble and unsoluble fiber, cleansing the colon and stabilizing blood sugar to reduce sugar cravings.

Recipe from: MindBodyGreen

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