Wannabe Subway bread with a black bean burger

For 10 to 12 sandwiches:

960 gr flour¹
16 gr yeast
32 gr coconut sugar
11.5 gr sea salt
120 ml olive oil
560ml water
1 tbsp nutritional yeast flakes, finely ground
0.5 tsp onion powder
0.5 tsp garlic powder
0.5 tsp curry powder
0.5 tsp paprika powder
1 teaspoon oregano
Some plant-based milk

For 6 to 8 black bean burgers:

200 g chickpeas²
90 gr kidney beans²
80 gr black beans²
200 gr corn
1 onion, finely chopped
Pinch of chili flakes
1 tbsp chili sauce
5 tbsp wheat flour
Juice and zest of lime
1 tbsp cajun seasoning
2 tbsp oil + some extra for frying

For the bread;

Place flour, yeast, coconut sugar, salt, oil and water in the mixing bowl of your food processor and knead for 10-15 minutes (again; you can also do this by hand). Cover the dough with a wet cloth and let it rise in a warm place for an hour or until it has doubled in size.

Meanwhile, mix the nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, curry powder, paprika and oregano in a bowl and set aside.

When the dough has doubled in size, dust your work surface with flour and divide your dough into 10-12 parts (depending on how big you want the buns) and make the bread in the shape you want (we do mostly hamburger buns).

Place the buns on a baking paper-lined baking sheet (or silicone baking mat!). Brush them with some milk and sprinkle with the spice mixture (you may have some of the spice mixture left over). Let the dough rise again for half an hour or until it has doubled in size. Make oblique cuts in the dough with a sharp knife.

Place the buns in the preheated oven at 200℃ for about 10 to 14 minutes or until the buns have a nice golden brown color. Let them cool completely before you put them on.

For the burgers:

Add all burger ingredients to a food processor or blender and whiz until you have the desired texture. Don’t let it run too long, because then you get a kind of sticky paste and nobody likes that haha. Make sure that you occasionally scrape the sides with a spatula.

Make sure you put enough flour on your hands and form the burgers with your hands, I usually get about 6 to 8 burgers out of it.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Heat a frying pan, add some oil and fry the burgers for 2 to 3 minutes on both sides and then place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper (or again on a silicone baking mat!) When the oven is pre-heated and you have baked all your burgers briefly, bake the burgers in the oven for 12 minutes. I usually turn the oven up to 200°C for the last 5 minutes.

And now the best part can begin! Making your burger sandwich! We usually use mashed avocado, fried onions, lettuce, tomato slices, fermented ketchup (you can also find that recipe on the website!) and a slice of violife³ cheese.

Enjoy your meal!

¹ I always do a combination of wheat flour and wheat flour
² Rinse the chickpeas, kidney beans and black beans well
³ Violife is a brand with all kinds of cheese substitutes, other brands are of course also sufficient!

If you’ve tried this recipe, leave a comment below and/or tag me on your social media (@thepurplelife.nl).

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