Deliciously Ella Every Day Recipe: Black Bean Burgers

Ella Woodward is all about embracing healthy living. Ella’s debut cookbook, Deliciously Ella, is the bestselling debut cookbook ever in the UK and her app has been a bestseller for the last year. Ella’s blog gets over six million hits a month and she has nearly 500,000 Instagram followers. Her philosophy is all about showing that healthy living is fun and enjoyable; it’s not about deprivation or starvation.

Deliciously Ella Every Day, bean burger, Ella WoodwardMy favorite post-workout dinner, these really take just ten minutes to throw together and they’re so satisfying! From Deliciously Ella Every Day.

If you have lots of hungry friends coming over, then these are a lovely, easy meal that will keep everyone happy. I love serving them on a bed of sauted spinach, or with salad, with a big bowl of Sweet Potato Wedges on the side.

Makes 8

Deliciously Ella Every Day

Deliciously Ella Every Day

by Ella Woodward

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Two 15-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
generous 1 cup chickpea flour
3 tablespoons tomato paste
2 tablespoons Apple Puree
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 teaspoons tamari
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
juice of 1/2 lime
salt and pepper
coconut oil, to shallow-fry

Put the beans in a large mixing bowl. Mash them with a fork until they’re pretty mushy, but not totally smooth; there should still be some whole beans in the mixture.

Stir in all the remaining ingredients, except the coconut oil.

Heat a saucepan with a little coconut oil, then place 1 heaping tablespoon of the mixture into the center of the pan. Shape it into a round and then spread it out a little so it’s about 3/4 inch thick. Repeat to form 4 burgers in the pan. Let the burgers cook for about 1 minute on each side, flipping them so that they cook evenly.

Then do the same thing with the remaining burger mixture, keeping the cooked burgers warm while you cook the rest.

Kitchen Know-How
I know the apple puree might sound like a weird ingredient, but please don’t leave it out; it really helps the burgers stick together and it adds a delicious flavor!

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