I received this recipe compliments of my friend Beki. And WOW do they ROCK!! I served them with some oven-baked red potato wedges and steamed asparagus. Even my meat-eating husband had seconds.
I used my steamer to steam the asparagus, and hubby was fascinated. He thought he’d be dealing with the grill. Silly hubby. We ended up steaming some edamame for some late night munchies…and now he’s looking for more food to steam.
After devouring our burgers we put in a movie. Then we ended up steaming some edamame for some late night munchies…and now he’s looking for more food to steam. This is going to be a problem.
It’s pretty sweet, actually. He absolutely LOVED that it only took 4 minutes for PERFECT asparagus, and 3 minutes for the edamame. Pretty nifty, if you ask me. I would have included a picture of dinner, but we were ravenous and I didn’t even think about the camera until I had polished off the food. OOPS!
I will DEFINITELY be making this again, and I’ll post pictures then. In the meantime, try this recipe. It modifies well (the original called for tofu and cream cheese…since I don’t eat cream cheese, I just substituted some Egg Replacer instead. They turned out great!! Without further ado, here’s Beki’s recipe (with my modifications):
Beki’s Homemade Veggie Burgers
- 1 cup dry oats
- 1 cup cooked brown rice
- 1/2 cup dry lentils, soaked and cooked
- 1/2 cup dry black beans, soaked and cooked
- 1/2 cup dry black-eyed peas, soaked and cooked
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1/2 cup chopped onions
- 1/2 green pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
- the equivalent of 1 egg (I used egg replacer)
- Coconut oil cooking spray
This recipe is so super simple to put together. You literally just mix all of the above ingredients together, then shape the dough you form into burger patties. If you have trouble with this, you can use a burger press. It makes the process so much faster
Once you have your patties formed, add them to a hot skillet with just a little cooking spray. Brown on both sides of each patty, and serve on a gluten free bun with all of your favorite fixings.
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