The KSW Blog

June 14, 2024

Steak Spiced Black Bean Burgers

Steak Spiced Black Bean Burgers

Blog by Callie Birtles, RHN in The Clear Skin Solution + Recipe by Paige Fursman, KSW Inc

Summer is here, and it’s the perfect time to fire up the grill and enjoy some beloved BBQ meals. Whether you’re vegan or simply looking to try something new, our Steak Spiced Black Bean Burgers are a must-try. Packed with flavor and nutrition, these burgers are perfect for any summer gathering. Plus, they’re easy to make in batches and freeze, making them a convenient option for busy summer schedules or when cravings hit for a classic juicy burger. 

Flavour Boost

When trying to clear your skin, flavours do not need to be void and these burgers will not disappoint your tastebuds. This robust mix of spices adds an incredible depth of flavour that mimics the savory richness of traditional steak. Thanks to the steak spice, it not only enhances the taste but also brings a unique twist, making these burgers a standout. 

Many store-bought burgers, whether vegan or beef, contain sneaky ingredients like gluten, excess sodium, MSG, and preservatives, which can be detrimental to our health and skin. In contrast, our homemade black bean burgers are free from these additives, ensuring a cleaner and healthier option your skin will love. 

Why We Love These Burgers

Versatile

These burgers are perfect for BBQs, quick weeknight dinners, or even meal prep. Make a big batch, freeze them with a square of parchment in between each patty to prevent sticking, and you’ll always have a delicious meal ready to go. They can be grilled, baked in the oven, or cooked in a frying pan, making them accessible to everyone.

Healthy

Packed with plant-based protein, fibre, and essential nutrients, these steak spice black bean burgers are a healthy alternative to traditional meat burgers. Plus, they’re free from gluten and dairy, which can help reduce inflammation and promote clearer skin.

Easy to Customize

Serve these burgers on our homemade Grain-Free Burger Buns or wrapped in lettuce for a low-carb option. Top them with avocado oil mayonnaise, mustard, and a slice of fermented pickle for added gut health benefits.

Skin Loving Ingredients

Mushrooms

Mushrooms are a fantastic source of antioxidants, which help protect your cells from damage. They also contain selenium, a common deficiency we see in our clients’ HTMA results. Selenium is crucial because it helps make a powerful enzyme called glutathione peroxidase. This enzyme protects the body from various harmful substances, including toxins, free radicals, and heavy metals like mercury. 

Black Beans

Black beans are rich in protein and fibre, which help keep you full and satisfied. They are also a great source of iron, magnesium, and folate, essential for energy production and overall health. The high fibre content aids in digestion and helps regulate blood sugar levels, preventing inflammatory blood sugar spikes.

Perfect for Busy Summers

Summer is often filled with social events, family gatherings, and outdoor activities, which can make meal planning a challenge. Here’s where our Steak Spiced Black Bean Burgers come in handy:

Batch Cooking: Make a large batch of these burgers and freeze them for those busy days when you need a quick, homemade meal. Simply place a square of parchment paper between each patty to prevent sticking. Alternatively, using a burger mold can make the process even easier. I love this one and find it incredibly helpful for creating and storing perfectly shaped burgers every time! 

Quick and Easy: Simply take the burgers out of the freezer, let them thaw for a few minutes, and throw them on the grill or pop them in the oven. They can also be cooked in a frying pan for added versatility. It’s that easy!

Cravings Buster: Intense food cravings for classic comfort foods like burgers are a common PMS symptom. Hormonal fluctuations, particularly a decrease in serotonin, lead to these cravings. The body uses carbs to produce serotonin, the “feel-good” chemical, which is lower before menstruation. Additionally, some women may crave iron-rich foods like burgers due to potential iron deficiency from heavy menstrual bleeding.

Fire up the grill or oven and enjoy these delicious steak spice black burgers this summer—your taste buds and skin will thank you! Check out more summer BBQ recipes below.

Don’t forget to share your creations with us on social media using #katiestewartwellness. Happy grilling this summer!

 

Steak Spice black Bean Burger

Steak Spice Black Bean Burger

Filled with skin-loving ingredients, these Black Bean Burgers are vegan, nutritious, and perfect for summer BBQs.

Ingredients

For the Burger:

  • 1 cup quinoa (cooked)
  • 1 white onion
  • 3 fresh cloves garlic (minced)
  • 4 cups cremini mushrooms (chopped roughly)
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • cup chives (chopped)
  • ½ cup parsley (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1 398 ml can of black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 tbsp tamari

For the Steak Spice

  • 1 tsp Black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion
  • ½ tsp Coriander
  • ½ tsp Dried Dill
  • ½ tsp Dried Rosemary
  • ½ tsp Dried Thyme
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seed
  • Red Pepper Flakes (optional)

Instructions

Prepare the Steak Spice:

  • Combine the black peppercorns, salt, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, coriander, dried dill, dried rosemary, dried thyme, mustard seed, and red pepper flakes (if using).
  • Set aside.

Prepare the Burger Mixture:

  • Cook quinoa as per package instructions. Reminder: you will only need 1 cup of cooked quinoa.
  • In a large skillet, sauté the finely chopped white onion over medium heat until translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the minced garlic and chopped cremini mushrooms. Cook until the mushrooms release their moisture and start to brown, about 7-10 minutes.
  • In a food processor, pulse the pumpkin seeds until they are coarsely ground.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked quinoa, sautéed onion, garlic, mushrooms, ground pumpkin seeds, chopped chives, chopped parsley, nutritional yeast, and ground flax.
  • Add the drained and rinsed black beans to the bowl. Using a potato masher or food processor combine all ingredients.
  • Add the 1 tbsp of steak spice and the tamari to the mixture. Mix until well combined.

Form and Cook the Burgers (see notes)

  • Form the mixture into burger patties, about ½ inch thick.
  • Freeze burger patties for at least 30 minutes before barbecuing. If cooking in the oven you can cook right away.
  • Preheat oven or barbecue to 350°.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, flipping half way through.

Notes

  • If barbecuing, freeze the burger patties for at least 30 minutes until
  • They are firm. They can be stored in your freezer for up to 3 months.

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