Vegan Steak – Black Beans, Chick Peas, Lentils

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courtesy of Chef Fernando Corona, Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort 

Vegan Steak

Ingredients

4 cups of cooked black beans
1 cup of cooked lentils
1 cup of cooked chick peas
1 cup oat flour (You can make your own by putting cooking oats in a blender and pulverizing until you get a flour. Remember for best results the blender cup must be totally dry.)
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
Salt, pepper, garlic (Optional and to taste)
Olive oil

Preparation

Cook the black beans, lentils, chick peas separately then mix all ingredients in a food processor until you get an easy to handle “dough.” ¬†Then slowly add the oat flour mixing by hand as you go until it is mixed with the beans and you can shape the steaks accordingly.

Preheat a frying pan. Add olive oil to coat the pan, and fry the steaks until they are a golden color (about 2 minutes each side until it gets crispy)  Remove from pan and serve immediately with a favorite sauce.

You can also make a ball with the dough to make “meat” balls then add to your favorite sauce or serve with a salad.

Makes 10 small “steak” servings.