This veggie burger recipe will show you how to make your own Gardenburgers and save cash, homes. Plus the benefit of knowing whats in your veggie burgers. Mostly the saving cash, though, because not only are beans and oatmeal super duper cheap, you can cram lots of leftovers in these with no deleterious effects.
|Cooked beans||1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs) , drained, rinsed (any variety)|
|Sunflower seeds||1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (or other seeds or nuts minced to about the same size as sunflower seeds)|
|Minced onions||1/2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Grated carrot||1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (or another vegetable)|
|Cooked brown rice||1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (or other grain)|
|Oatmeal||1/2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Whole wheat flour||2 Tablespoon|
|Soy sauce||2 Tablespoon|
|Bread crumbs/Wheat germ||1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (for dredging)|
|Chopped thyme||1/4 Tablespoon (optional)|
|Chopped rosemary||1/4 Tablespoon (optional)|
|Chili powder||1 Teaspoon (optional)|
|Cumin||1/2 Teaspoon (optional)|
|Crushed black pepper||1/2 Tablespoon|
|Vegetable oil||2 Tablespoon (for cooking)|
1.Mash up the beans as best you can with a large spoon against the side of the bowl. Use a food processor if you got one.
2.Mix everything else in there (except the dredging material) and mix it up good. It should be pretty sticky and stick-together.
3.You can taste it now and see if you want to add salt or hot sauce or any other herbs or spices. The soy sauce should be enough for salt, though.
Anyway, shape it into four large patties or maybe six smaller ones.
4.Coat both sides of the patties in the crumbs or wheat germ. Let them sit around and coagulate for a while as long as you can bear it.
5.Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
6.Fry on both sides until very crisp and brown; this will take about 3-4 minutes on each side I bet. Serve as you would any burger.
7.Alternately you can bake them at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. I recommend brushing with a teeny bit of oil if you do this though, just so you get some appealing color and texture on the outside.
8.Serve and enjoy.
You can freeze them after cooking and microwave them for lunch later.