How About Enjoying America’s Favorite Pastime by Eating Hamburgers Without Meat?


Baseball season starts the beginning of April with the Red Sox and Sea Dogs, so I thought I would feature a recipe perfect for opening day and beyond.jeff baseball

Before I went vegan, my favorite food was a big juicy hamburger. When I got rid of animal products from my diet though, I really thought burgers would be a thing of the past for me.

I was dead wrong. There are many recipes for veggie burgers and you can buy frozen ones at grocery stores as well. My favorite hamburger substitute is a black bean burger.

Black beans are packed with fiber and lots of protein. Whether you’re vegan or not, this is a delicious meal.
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Throw on an onion, lettuce, pickle and some ketchup, mustard and rolls that have no milk and you have quite the meal. I also use veganese, which is mayonnaise without eggs.

When it comes to prep time and cook time, it will take you about 30 minutes to get the burgers ready.

This recipe will make about six patties.

Enjoy these burgers without meat and as always I will, that vegan thing.


½ of a diced yellow onion.

1 can of black beans drained and rinsed.

½ cup of whole wheat flour.

2 slices of whole wheat bread crumbled into small pieces.

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of onion powder

Dash of salt and pepper


Saute the onions with a tablespoon of water until they are soft. Then in a large bowl, mash the beans until they are smooth. Add the sauted onions and the rest of the ingredients, adding the flour a few tablespoons at a time. We found it is easier to mix with your hands. Then you form them into patties. When you fry them, use a teaspoon of vegetable oil. Cook patties until they are golden brown. It should take about 10 minutes. Then dress them up on whole wheat buns just like you would a hamburger.

Jeff Peterson

About Jeff Peterson

Jeff Peterson anchors Good Day Maine on CBS 13 from 4:30-7:00a.m and on FOX 23 from 7:00-8:00am. Back in 2012, he decided to become vegan. Jeff has lost over 50 pounds and his cholesterol has dropped dramatically. Besides having kids, It's the best decision he's ever made.