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Stupid Simple Bean Burgers with Paprika Garlic Burger Sauce

Author: Molly Patrick of Clean Food Dirty Girl


  • 1 cup chopped red onion 130g
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • one 15oz can black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • one 15oz can white beans, drained and rinsed well
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried red chili flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup brown rice flour 35g

Garlic Paprika Burger Sauce

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked in water for at least 10 minutes 30g
  • 1/4 cup tahini 60g
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon 100% pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown rice vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water 120ml


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°f (175°c).
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes and then add the onions. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently and adding 1 tablespoon of water if they start to stick. Add a bit more necessary.
  • Add the garlic and red peppers and cook for an additional 4 minutes, stirring frequently, adding a little water if things start to stick.
  • Add the black and white beans, coriander powder, cumin powder, chili powder, red chili flakes and salt. Stir and cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl. With a potato masher, mash the mixture just until the beans are mashed (they don’t have to be mashed all the way). Add the rice flour and stir until everything is combined.
  • Shape into 6 equal-sized patties and place on a parchment covered baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes on one side, flip, and bake for another 20 minutes on the other side.

Make the Garlic Paprika Burger Sauce

  • Drain the cashews (discard the water) and place them in your blender, along with the tahini, garlic, maple syrup, rice vinegar, paprika, salt and water.
  • Blend on high until creamy and smooth.

Assemble Your Burger

  • Place a burger patty on a toasted bun or a pile of greens and top with your favorite toppings and plenty of Paprika Burger Sauce.