Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Veggie Burgers: It's hard work to be a veggie girl!

I decided to make some veggie burgers today for lunch. The good news is, one batch netted five burgers- so I froze up four for the future- the bad news, man it's time consuming to eat whole foods and vegetables! But so worth it. I was really pleased with this recipe- The taste was spot on, and actually shaped up into a 'patty' quite nicely, and maintained its structure throughout cooking. WAY better than any 'boca' or 'morningstar' patty I've ever come across!!

Thank you pampered Chef & Maura for inspiring these!

1 clove garlic
1/4 cup onions
1 can black beans, rinsed and mashed
bella mushrooms, 2-3 cut up
corn kernels
green pepper
garbanzo beans
salt & pepper
hot sauce
1 egg white
1/4 cup bread crumbs

1. Mash the beans, folding in the other ingredients. Spice with the salsa, hot sauce, cumin, salt & pepper. Crack the egg white and mix in the bread crumbs last.

2. Form into patties. Cook in a pan or on a grill. In a pan, I cooked for a few minutes on each side, and then shut off the heat and covered with a lid and let cook a few minutes longer.

Garnish: lettuce, tomato, sesame bun, swiss cheese, etc

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