The Sharpening Brew: A Grindstone Recipe

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Craving a juicy, flavorful burger that’s packed with protein and vegetables? Look no further than the Grindstone! This veggie burger recipe strikes the perfect balance between satisfying and nutritious, making it a fantastic option for vegetarians, vegans, or anyone looking to add more plant-based meals to their diet.

The beauty of the Grindstone lies in its versatility. This base recipe provides a solid foundation, but feel free to customize it with your favorite ingredients and flavors. We’ll explore a variety of delicious variations later on.

How to make a Grindstone in Minecraft: Crafting guide, recipe
How to make a Grindstone in Minecraft: Crafting guide, recipe


(Makes 4 patties)

1 (15-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 (15-oz) can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed meal + 3 tablespoons water (flax egg)
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Instructions:

    1. Prepare the flax egg: Combine the ground flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken, mimicking the texture of an egg.

    2. Pulse the beans and oats: In a food processor, pulse the black beans and chickpeas until they are coarsely chopped but still retain some texture. Add the rolled oats and pulse a few more times to combine.

    3. Sauté the vegetables: Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the red onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute, stirring frequently.

    4. Combine everything in a large bowl: Transfer the pulsed bean and oat mixture to a large bowl. Add the sautéed vegetables, cilantro, flax egg, chili powder, smoked paprika, cumin, cayenne pepper (if using), salt, and pepper.

    5. Form the patties: Using your hands, gently mix all the ingredients together until well combined. Form the mixture into four equal-sized patties.

    6. Cook the patties: There are three ways to cook your Grindstone patties:

    Pan-frying: Heat a lightly oiled skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and heated through.

  • Baking: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the patties on the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes per side, or until golden brown and heated through.
  • Grilling: Preheat your grill to medium heat. Lightly oil the grill grates. Grill the patties for 4-5 minutes per side, or until golden brown and heated through.
  • 7. Serve and enjoy! Serve your Grindstone patties on hamburger buns with your favorite toppings.

    Nutrition Facts (per patty, approximate):

    Calories: 300

  • Fat: 10g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 350mg
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fiber: 10g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Please note: These are just estimates, and the actual nutritional content of your Grindstone patties will vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.


    The Grindstone veggie burger is a delicious and nutritious meal option that’s perfect for any occasion. With its customizable base and endless topping possibilities, you can create a burger that’s uniquely yours. So ditch the traditional beef patty and give the Grindstone a try!

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    1. Can I substitute different beans or lentils in this recipe?

    Absolutely! Black beans and chickpeas are a classic combination, but you can easily swap them out for other favorites like kidney beans, pinto beans, or lentils. Just be sure to adjust the cooking time slightly, as some beans may cook faster or slower than others.

    2. What are some good topping ideas for the Grindstone?

    The possibilities are endless! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

    Classic burger toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and pickles.

  • A creamy avocado spread or veganaise.
  • Sliced fresh jalapenos or other peppers for a kick of heat.
  • Sauteed mushrooms and onions.
  • A dollop of your favorite salsa or chutney.