Deliciously Ella Every Day Black Bean Burger
Deliciously Ella Every Day Black Bean Burger

Deliciously Ella Every Day Black Bean Burger

Deliciously Ella Every Day is the title of healthy eating diva, Ella Woodwards latest cookbook. Ella was diagnosed with Postural Tachycardia Syndrome in 2011. She was bedridden 95% of the time and was not responding to medication. The 22 year old overcame the illness by adopted a mostly vegan diet and changing her lifestyle completely.

10 Minute Vegan Black Bean Burger

10 Minute Vegan Black Bean Burger

Ella also gave up gluten, dairy, refined sugars, processed foods and additives. Four years on, she has her life back.  Ella has shared the journey in her successful blog Deliciously Ella.  Last year she released a best selling cookbook and a recipe app on iTunes.

Deliciously Ella Every Day Cookbook

Deliciously Ella Every Day Cookbook

Her latest cookbook, Deliciously Ella Every Day is a follow up which has more than 100 plant based recipes for everyday eating. All the recipes are simple and consist of easy to find ingredients. In the introduction Ella comments that it was important to her that all the recipes are not only healthy, but do-able.

Black Bean Burger with Guacamole & Chilli

Black Bean Burger with Guacamole & Chilli

Ella says she has written the latest book to help people eat well when they’re pushed for time.  I know when I’m pushed for time my thoughts of a healthy meal usually go out the window. Instead I reach for the quickest dish I can prepare, (or a takeaway). Thankfully the recipes in Deliciously Ella Everyday really are quick! Perhaps this is due to Ella’s self confessed propensity toward being a lazy cook. Whatever the reason any cookbook that helps me get dinner on the table fast is a winner.

Deliciously Ella Black Bean Burger

Deliciously Ella Black Bean Burger

I wanted to choose a recipe to share with readers that would give you a feel for the healthy deliciousness of the cookbook. There were so many amazing recipes I wanted to make that I struggled to settle on just one dish. In the end I had to get dinner on the table, so it was a choice between the Sweet Potato Burger and the Black Bean Burger. I found all the ingredients for the Black Bean Burger in my pantry so it was settled.

Black Bean Burger Patties - Uncooked

Black Bean Burger Patties – Uncooked

The black bean burger patty was so simple to make. All the burger ingredients are mashed together with a fork and then formed by hand into burger patties. I used an egg ring to make them all the same size. Once formed I placed the patties in the fridge until I was ready to cook them.  Refrigerating the patty ahead of cooking makes them firmer and easier to cook.

Black Bean Burger - Pin 4 Late

Black Bean Burger – Pin 4 Later

I served my Black Bean burgers with a homemade Guacamole recipe and my favourite Hot Chilli Sauce.

Deliciously Ella Every Day Black Bean Burger

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8

1 Burger Patty

Deliciously Ella Every Day Black Bean Burger

Ingredients

  • 2 x 400gm canned Black Beans (drained & rinsed)
  • 100gm Gram flour (chick pea flour)
  • 3 Tbs Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tbs Apple Puree
  • 1 tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Tamari (GF Soy Sauce)
  • 2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Cover a small cookie slide with baking paper.
  2. Put the bean into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Use a fork or potato masher to mash the beans.
  4. Continue to mash until most of the beans are crushed but the mixture isn't smooth. (You still want some whole beans.)
  5. Add the tomato paste, apple puree, chilli powder, tamari apple cider vinegar and lime to the beans. Stir until combined.
  6. Stir the gram flour through the mixture.
  7. Leave the mixture for 5 minutes in the fridge to firm up a little.
  8. Form 8 burger patty from the mixture. (I used an egg ring to get the size uniformed.)
  9. Place the burger patties on the prepared tray and place in the fridge until needed.
  10. The patties can also be frozen at this stage for later use if required.
  11. After an hour in the fridge you can choose to spray olive oil (or brush coconut oil) on the burger patties and bake in an oven at 180 degree celsius or shallow fry the patties in a pan with oil.
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Vegan Black Bean Burger

Vegan Black Bean Burger

I have looked at so many vegan cookbooks in the past with obscure ingredient lists that go on forever.  Not Deliciously Ella Every Day. This cookbook delivers what it promises, simple, delicious, healthy recipes for every day cooking and eating.

Delciously Ella Cookbook Black Bean Burger

Delciously Ella Cookbook Black Bean Burger

Now if you will excuse me I’m off to download the recipe app too! I’m kinda hooked on Ella at the moment! YUM!

Deliciously Ella Burger Recipe

Deliciously Ella Burger Recipe

 

Disclaimer: Deliciously Ella Everyday was provided by Hatchett books for review. No financial compensation has been received by Gourmet Getaways. In a accordance with the disclosure policy Gourmet Getaways was not required to write a review. All the views stated in this story are the true and honest opinions of the writer.

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Comments

  1. Oh yes please! I am veggie and have given up on buying the bland, crumbly supermarket patties. This looks like it packs a flavoursome punch.

  2. How delicious and healthy! Love those leopard/tiger skin bread buns too, Julie.

  3. Sounds like a great cookbook. Certainly the burger is a wonderful recipe! So good — thanks.

  4. I do think Ella’s story is inspiring. I’m glad you like the burgers – her book has received a lot of publicity here in the UK but I haven’t actually seen a hard copy. These look tasty.

    • Hi Kari, Do you know I never realized you were in the UK!!! The book was only released on the 21st January so I sure you will be seeing it soon.

  5. Alesah Villalon :

    What an inspiring story! And your black bean burger looks delicious…even the uncooked patties!

  6. That burger does look good and I love the toppings.

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