Saturday, August 6, 2011

Veggie Burgers

I love burgers. Veggie Burgers.

If there's a veggie burger on the menu, look no further. The problem is that I can never find one at the grocery store that doesn't taste like cardboard. So, it was time to find a recipe for a good homemade veggie burger. I wanted something with big flavor that would form real patties. I also wanted it to be made with things I would normally have on hand. AND it needed to be so good that Evan would eat it too! :)

I finally found this recipe. As soon as I saw Guy Fieri's name attached to this burger, I knew it would be a hit. A veggie burger that’s delicious, moist but firm, and made with things you probably already have in your kitchen. I modified the ingredients to suit our taste buds and added some extra heat! 

Start with a few tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet and sautéing a mix of onions, green bell pepper, jalapeno, garlic and corn. 

 While the vegetables cool, grab a bowl and combine the dry ingredients – rolled oats, bread crumbs and all of the seasonings. 

Then in a food processor, and combine the black beans and chickpeas. Add the vegetables to the beans and pulse them in the food processor until combined. 

Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the dry ingredients. Add an egg to help bind everything together, and mix it with your hands.
Form eight patties by hand and place them on a cookie sheet. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before grilling. 

*We added caramelized onions and provolone cheese to our burger and it was ahh-mazing! 

Veggie Burgers
Adapted from Guy Fieri (“Guy’s Big Bite,” Food Network)
Makes 4 big burgers or 8 smaller ones
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 3 tablespoons diced yellow onions
  • 2 tablespoons diced green bell peppers
  • 1 teaspoon diced jalapeno (optional) 
  • 4 ounces corn
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons diced garlic
    Dry Ingredients: 
  • 1 cups (6 ounces) rolled oats (or old-fashioned oatmeal)
  • 6 tablespoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon grill seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 ounces black beans, drained
  • 4 ounces chickpeas, drained
  • 1 egg
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a a saute pan over medium heat. Add all of the raw vegetables except the beans. Saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove and cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  3. In a food processor combine the beans. Add the sauteed vegetables, and pulse until just mixed. Stir in the dry ingredients, along with the egg.
  4. Using your hands, thoroughly mix the ingredients. Form into 4 patties for large burgers or 8 patties for smaller ones. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  5. Heat the grill and brush with olive oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes until golden brown.

1 comment:

  1. Keep them coming Amey! This looks soooo yummy!

    I love reading your blogs .

    love you!


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