If there was only one way to convince someone that ‘going Veg’ isn’t so bad, it would be a homemade veggie burger done right. You should probably add a side of sweet-potato fries, to really make your point, but that’s optional.
I’ve seen these patties dressed in many outfits, and I’d be lying if I said I could pick a favorite style.
Sorry, beans, I have no loyalty.
Now one of my favorite easy, healthy meals, I had never tried to make my own before last April. Now, I make them quite frequently, and with anything on hand. So, in the event we have some veg-burger newbies out there, I bring you the Round-Up!
OLD BAY VEGGIE BURGERS – Baking Directions Here
1 cup Chickpeas, cooked & rinsed
1/2 Zucchini, sliced thinly
1/4 Red Pepper, chopped
1 clove fresh Garlic, minced
Old Bay, S&P
1/4 Yellow onion, chopped
1 tbsp Canola Oil
1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
2 tbsp Sunflower Seeds
Topping Options: Smoked Gouda, Mild Cheddar, and/or Avocado Slices.
BASIL BLACK BEAN BURGERS – Baking Directions Here
2-3 leaves Fresh Basil
1 c Black Beans, rinsed
1/2 zucchini, sliced
~2 tbsp purple onion, chopped (give/take for taste preferences)
Salt & Pepper (a shake or two)
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
2 tbsp Sunflower Seeds
Mozzarella Cheese (optional)
Other suggested toppings: Avocado, Guacamole, Roasted Red Peppers, Pepper-jack cheese.
CHICKPEA BASIL CELERY BURGERS
1 c Chickpeas, rinsed
1/2 c Celery, chopped
1/4 c Purple onion, chopped
3-4 leaves Fresh Basil, torn
Shake of Salt & Pepper
Pinch of Thyme
1/2 c Whole Wheat Flour
Pulse all top ingredients in a food processor. Scoop it out and mix flour in with a spoon. Form into 4 patties. Bake at 400* for 10 minutes on one side, 8-9 on the other!
There are those fries! Easy as this:
1 sweet potato, rinsed & peeled, cut into strips (or chips!)
~1 Tbsp Olive Oil
Seasoning of Choice: Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Chili powder, S&P
(The above pictured: Nutmeg, highly recommended!)
Bake at 400* for ~15-20 minutes (until crisp!).
To branch out, I’ll let these ladies take over:
‘Ultimate Veggie Burger’ – Beet Style (as mentioned in the comments yesterday!)
Zesty Italian Burgers – via Ashley
Jiffy Spelt Burgers – via Angela
“Cheese” Stuffed Bean Burgers – via Mama Pea
Black Bean & Pumpkin Burger – via Anne P
KERF Bean Burger – via Kath (no Food Processor necessary!)
This could go on for a while…
(DCR, are you convinced yet??)
The options are endless! What’s your favorite burger combo?
Happy Holiday weekend, however you choose to celebrate (or just relax)!