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SCD 8 Veggie and Black Bean Burgers

Course Main Course
Cuisine SCD, Vegetarian
Keyword gluten free, grain free, specific carbohydrate diet, vegetarian, veggie burger
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 patties


  • 2 cups cooked black beans
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 ½ cups riced butternut squash use either pre-riced frozen or rice fresh in a food processor
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 - 2 tbsp avocado oil for frying (or substitute your favorite cooking oil)


  1. Heat oven to 350°

  2. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicon baking mats

  3. If using frozen butternut squash, cook for half the amount of time on the bag (about 3 minutes) in the microwave. It should be a little bit soft, but not mushy.

  4. Place softened squash into a mesh bag or a clean dish towel and squeeze out as much water as you can - make sure it's cooled enough that the water won't burn your hands (or use rubber gloves)

  5. Roughly chop celery, carrots, onion, and zucchi and place in food processor

  6. Add spinach leaves and garlic cloves to food processor

  7. Process until vegetables are finely chopped

  8. Pour vegetables onto half of one baking sheet and place squeezed butternut squash on the other

  9. Spead cooked black beans out on the other baking sheet

  10. Place both baking sheets in the heated oven and roast for 15 minutes

  11. At the end of the 15 minutes, remove black beans from oven and leave vegetables in for another 15 minutes

  12. Mash black beans with a fork so they are split apart, but leave some bigger pieces for texture

  13. Once vegetables are done roasting, remove from oven and allow to cook for about 10 minutes

  14. Add black beans and vegetables to a large mixing bowl

  15. Whisk eggs

  16. Add almond flour, whisked eggs, salt & pepper to bean and veggie mix

  17. Stir until everything is well combined

  18. Heat avocado oil in larger frying pan over medium heat

  19. Form mixture into patties and palce into hot pan - patties will be soft, if they fall apart a little, push the pieces back together in the pan

  20. Cook over medium heat for 6 - 7 minutes - until burgers are set and bottom is browned and a little crispy. Carefully flip burgers and cook the other side for 6 - 7 minutes

  21. Top with cheese if desired

Recipe Notes

You can make the mixture ahead of time and store it uncooked in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before preparing.