|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
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.