Make A Black Bean Burger From Scratch! We Got You Covered!
How to Make A Black Bean Burger…FROM SCRATCH!!! The Land of Kush restaurant owners Gregory Brown & Naijha Wright-Brown shows us how to make this delicious and healthy vegan burger from scratch, with all-natural ingredients!
Black Bean Burger Making Skills, And So Much More!
Let’s find out a little more about our two restaurant owners and chefs.
Born in what might be considered the typical African American household in Baltimore, Gregory grew up eating a typical American diet. Filled with fried and highly processed foods, very little concentration on vegetables and nutrition. Gregory decided to one day challenge this pattern by changing his way of living. After listening to a KRS song he began researching a new way of thinking, a new way of living, a new way of eating.
He began a journey of spiritual expression which eventually led him to become a vegan; then years later creating the idea for opening the revolutionary vegan soul food restaurant called The Land of Kush.
Since then Gregory has pushed himself to influence others in his family, community, and broader environment to change their way of looking at life through food. Along with his wife Naijha, he’s not only successfully grown The Land of Kush but has done a lot of outreach in the African American community, speaking to young and old about the benefits of changing their diet and concepts of health and nutrition.
He has been a speaker, teacher, mentor, and leader to many and continues the fight for better ways of living by teaching about a plant-based lifestyle.
Naijha was introduced to gardening, farming, environmentalism, sustainability, and the basics of healthy eating while spending summers in Massachusetts as a teenager. She is a native New Yorker, born in Manhattan’s lower east side and raised in the South Bronx. Naijha has an MBA in Business and is a successful serial entrepreneur, the thought of owning a restaurant never crossed her mind until she relocated to Baltimore in 2005 and met Gregory Brown. Naijha is the Marketing Director for The Land of Kush, VeganSoul Bistro, and co-creator of Vegan Soulfest and Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week. She is the Executive Director of the Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland and has a digital talk show, Naijha Speaks!
Wow, what an incredible duo those two are. We are so happy they took the time to join us on #LunchBreakLIVE and show us how to make their delicious homemade (from scratch) vegan black bean burger!
Let’s Check Out This Black Bean Burger!
Vegan burgers are the best, but it is extra special when they are homemade from whole food ingredients! These burgers are a healthier choice than most store-bought, highly processed vegan burgers. Both are delicious, but if you are looking for a healthier choice, try this black bean burger. I am providing the recipe below so you can get cooking. Let us know how you liked it! If you’re looking for other delicious vegan recipes to cook up at home, check out previous #LunchBreakLIVE shows. We have a ton of recipes for you to choose from. Until next time…get cookin’!
Vegan Black Bean Burger
- 1 small onion
- 1/2 cup of cooked millet
- 1/2 cup of rice flour
- 1.5 cups of black beans
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp creole spice blend
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Mix ingredients in a food processor
- Form patties
- Heat oil in a pan
- Place patties in the pan spaced equally apart.
- Pan fry until firm in the bottom then flip
- Fry other side is firm. Flip again on both sides to ensure it is thoroughly cooked.
- Place on your favorite bun with your favorite condiments
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