Thursday, October 4, 2012

Veggie Seed Burgers

Much, much better than the Black Bean Chipotle Burger that didn't work out a few weeks ago, this new burger recipe comes from Angela's Oh She Glows blog. While a little on the complicated side, this burger is the perfect texture and has a yummy nutty flavor. When you've just gotta have one, this burger recipe will definitely do the job.

Veggie Seed Burgers

The first step is to saute 1/2 of diced onions and 1 clove of garlic with a tiny bit of olive oil. While that is going on, mix up a flax 'egg' by adding 2 and 1/2 tbsp roughly ground flax seed and 1/2 a cup of warm water in a bowl. Stir and set aside for now.

Add to a large mixing bowl:
  • the sauteed onion garlic mixture
  • 1 cup of oats processed into flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup of grated carrot
  • 1 cup roughly mashed cooked black beans
  • heaping 1/4 cup of finely chopped parsley (cilantro could also be lovely)
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Combine thoroughly with a spoon.

Now, in a separate small bowl stir together:
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 and 1/5 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste
Dump the flax egg and the spice mixture onto the burger mixture.

Now it's time to get your hands dirty. Knead and mix until thoroughly combined. The mixture should be sticky and like a very chunky dough.

Form dough into palm-sized patties. We got eight of them.


The last step is to fry in a tablespoon of olive oil, just long enough to brown both sides, and serve with any toppings. We did avocado, tomato, and lettuce, which was really good. I am thinking that some crispy onion straws would be delicious too! We did find that the burger could use a bit of salt though, so feel free to sprinkle some on your fixin's before putting putting on the top bun.

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