Monday, April 13, 2009

Best Veggie Burgers - EVER

Maybe i'm spending too much time on my high horse with "best ever" recipes... Well, this is the best veggie burger i've ever eaten - and the only one we (H. did all of the prep and cooking - i served stirring duty and commentary) have ever made at home.  

These are tasty - and low in cholesterol and calories... not bad for a Monday night!

Black Bean and Veggie Burger
DICE very fine:
8 oz portobello mushrooms (1 container of babies)
1/2 red onion 
1 green bell pepper
small chiles (we used 5-7 small red with seeds)
3 garlic cloves

Cook in skillet with a few TBSP canola oil (we used 3-4 TBSP)
add spices: sprinkle of paprika, oregano, salt, pepper

cook until veggies are soft and entire mass has shrunk by 30-50% (7-10 minutes)

Add 1 can Black Beans and cook while smashing beans with the back of a spoon until most beans are smashed and heated through.
In a medium bowl, stir together 2
 egg whites, 1 TBSP grainy mustard, and 1 TBSP worcestershire sauce. Add bean mixture and sprinkle with 8-10 TBSP breadcrumbs. Stir together until the mixture will hold together in a ball without flattening (add more breadcrumbs if necessary.)

Form into 4 patties and fry up until edges are brown and burgers are firm. Place on buns with condiments of choice.

recommended: avocado, tomato slices and mustard

The alterations available with this recipe are endless! H. is coming up with an asian version, eggplant and leeks are involved in another version. Anything I can do to encourage healthy dinners - that are his idea - are great!

Have you experimented with homemade veggie burgers? We are not interested in recreating the hamburger - we prefer to create a tasty veggie meal. Ideas are welcome.


Anonymous said...

The veggie burger sounds excellent and very healthy! I've never made one at home yet and it's a great idea!

Lo said...

This veggie burger sounds awesome. I'm convinced that mushrooms make all the difference -- they add meaty flavor and plenty of moisture! And who can argue with black beans?

Donna-FFW said...

These veggie burgers look fabulous.. Love the black beans .. so healthy ad it looks so tasty. Love your blog.Nice to meet you!

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

I've been searching for a great veggie burger to make, THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting this, it looks delish!!!

Anonymous said...

Ive been looking for a homemade veggie burger recipe like this- looks great!

Tangled Noodle said...

Great recipe! I'm saving this one right now.