Vegie Burger recipes?

topic posted Tue, August 2, 2011 - 1:12 PM by  Tarot Readin...
I just learned that premade garenburgers have some fillers/additives in it that I could live without.

Does anyone have some good vegie burger recipes. I am not vegan. I was thinking maybe something with black lentils and mushrooms.


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Tarot Readings by Jeannie
SF Bay Area
  • Re: Vegie Burger recipes?

    Tue, August 2, 2011 - 1:44 PM
    I collect recipes so I have several veggie burger recipes. I like this one a lot because it uses lentils and lentils are a great source of protein.

    Veggie Burgers
    Olive oil (from 1 teaspoon to 2 tablespoons, your choice)
    1 small yellow onion, diced medium
    1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    Fresh black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
    1/2 cup pitted Kalamata olives
    1 15 oz can cooked lentils, rinsed and drained (1 1/4 cups)
    1 cup breadcrumbs, divided
    2 tablespoons soy sauce
    2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
    1/4 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)
    Preheat oven to 350 F. Preheat a large, heavy bottomed pan non-stick (preferably cast iron) over medium high heat. Sauté onion for about 3 minutes with a pinch of salt. Add mushroom, garlic, black pepper, thyme and tarragon and sauté for 7 to 10 minutes, until mushroom is cooked.
    While mushroom is cooking, place olives in food processor and pulse until they are finely chopped (not pureed.) Remove from food processor and set aside. (No need to clean it out for the next step.)
    When mushrooms have cooked, add mushroom mixture to the food processor. Add all other ingredients except for 1/2 a cup of the breadcrumbs. Pulse until mostly smooth, but there should still be a little texture. Transfer to a large mixing bowl. Add the remaining 1/2 cup breadcrumbs to the burger mixture, along with the chopped olives, and thoroughly combine.
    Divide burger mix into 6 equal pieces. An easy way to do this is divide it in half, then cut each half into 3 basically equal portions. You can do that right in the bowl if it’s large enough.
    Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking spray. Form mixture into patties, spray with a little more cooking spray and bake for 15 minutes. Flip burgers and bake for 12 to 15 more minutes, until nicely browned.

  • Re: Vegie Burger recipes?

    Sun, May 13, 2012 - 7:41 AM
    I never bother with a "blended" burger --- just throw a large portobella mushroom on the grill or in a hot pan (you can marinate it first with almost anything - a little olive oil, balsamic or tamari, some garlic and oregano etc) and cook it until it is a bit charred and juicy. make sure the bun kicks ass.
    • Re: Vegie Burger recipes?

      Sun, May 13, 2012 - 9:54 AM
      Japanese style panko breadcrumbs or italinano bread crumbs.
      thin slice an eggplant leave the skin on slice length wise or like circles
      then beat lightly with a tenderiser tool .
      brush with lemon water and garlic .
      can use egg white or not.
      then place introduce the bread crumbs
      fry in olive oil.
      Get a french bread, toast add some sauce
      and spinach .you have a eggplant sandwhich
      you can add some sprinkled fine cheeses.

      or allow the pattie to cool and add to flat bread.
      eggplant can be included in any veggie burger recipe as a tasty moist addiction.
    • Re: Vegie Burger recipes?

      Mon, May 14, 2012 - 10:32 AM
      When I'm feeling lazy, grilled large portobellas is the way to go. Yeah, definitely make sure to use good buns.

      Fried felafel patties are also fantastic -- there's lots of recipe variations on the net. Bear in mind that felafel is usually ovo-lacto vegetarian.
      • Re: Vegie Burger recipes?

        Mon, May 14, 2012 - 6:56 PM
        "When I'm feeling lazy, grilled large portobellas is the way to go. Yeah, definitely make sure to use good buns. "

        A large, grilled portabella mushroom! This definitely sounds like something right up my alley. I'll have to look into this.
        • Re: Vegie Burger recipes?

          Wed, May 16, 2012 - 6:05 AM
          The grilled portobella is a wonderful option when there is a social mixer with meat or fish being cook on the grill.
          Provides the vegan with more than a rubbery erasor tasting hotdog. The french garlic bread toasted alongside many BBQ's
          makes for a decent flavor for a sandwhich.
  • Re: Vegie Burger recipes?

    Sun, April 21, 2013 - 3:07 PM
    I use adzuki beans in mine for protein. Kidney bean paste as long as it has some liquid added so it's not dry. Chia seeds work well to help "bind" them a bit. I also use cooked millet to help the patty forming process. You can add anything you like. I experiment with all types of flavors and spices depending on my mood that day. I keep mine entirely vegan and use a light dusting of millet or brown rice flour. I also cook mine in a frying pan with a small amount of coconut oil to sear the outside.
    If you are looking for a frozen veggie / bean burger with the least amount of fillers I found as of yet, try Hilary's Veggie Burgers or Aduzki Bean Burgers (where I got the idea for mine)

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