The Above pictured burger was created by my wife Iris and I as we searched for the perfect FULL FLAVOR grill-able vegan burger. After testing out every store bought vegan burger we could fine we finely decided to figure out a way to make it ourselves. Our mission… create a vegan burger that looks, taste and smell like a real burger. With this mission in mind I present to you the Full Flavor Vegan Smokehouse Burger. FREE YOUR TASTE BUDS!

Full Flavor Vegan Smokehouse Burger

1 cup raw walnuts

1/2 cup quick oats

3 tsp of Full Flavor Vegan Family Secret spice blend

1 med white onion, finely chopped

4 cloves of oven roasted garlic, chopped*

1 Portabella mushroom, stemmed and finely chopped

1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped

1/2 med beet, grated

1 can of black beans, rinsed and drained

1/4 tsp smoked salt

1/2 cup cooked brown rice

3 tbsp of your favorite smoky BBQ sauce

1. Toast walnuts over medium heat, stirring frequently, until fragrant and golden brown. Transfer to a food processor.

2. Toast quick oats over medium heat for 3-5 minutes. Combine with with walnuts and 1 tsp of FFV Family Secret spice blend. Pulse in a food processor until you get a fine meal. Set aside.
3. Lightly spray skillet with olive oil and heat to medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add oven-roasted garlic, mushroom, 2 tsp FFV Family Secret Spice blend, and thyme and sauté until mushroom is soft. Remove from heat and add beets and stir until beets release color. Set aside.
4. In a large mixing bowl, mash black beans with smoked salt until only a few whole beans remain.
5. Add cooked brown rice, walnut mixture, sautéd mixture and BBQ sauce mix thoroughly until moldable dough forms.
6. Form into burger patties and cook one the grill for 3-4 minutes per side ensuring that you sear grill marks on each side.
*Roast garlic by placing a whole head of garlic in a preheated 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. The above burger can be made in advance and frozen for up to 2 weeks in your freezer!