Burger have been on my mind recently. Veggie, turkey, beef, chicken, etc… I love them all.
Last night I decided it had been far too long since I last had a homemade veggie burger and decided to get out the good ole food processor to whip one up. We had a couple left over today, which were great reheated for lunch.
I really didn’t have a recipe in mind for these burgers, I just sort of kept throwing things in the processor until the burger “dough” was the consistency I wanted and looked right. That’s what I love about veggies burgers – you can really add whatever you want to them and they’re going to be tasty.
Here’s what went in the processor:
- 1 16-oz can of pinto beans, drained and washed
- 2 carrots
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1/4 of a red onion
- handful of walnuts
- 1 egg
- fresh parsley
- salt and pepper
- whole wheat bread crumbs
I processed all ingredients (minus the oatmeals and crumbs) first, then added the bread crumbs and oatmeals until the consistency was thick enough to form patties (maybe 1 – 1.5 cups total?). I then moved the batter to the fridge to settle for 30 minutes. Since the dough was still slightly sticky, I coated my hands with bread crumbs before making the patties. That way the dough stuck to my hands a little less and the patties got a nice crunchy coating. The veggie burgers were cooked on the grill pan, which gave them nice grill marks. I started with the pan on high to get the nice sear, then covered the burgers on medium-low for a few minutes to cook the middle through.
The burgers reheated nicely in the microwave today with a little cheese on top.
They were perfect veggie burgers that stayed together and weren’t terribly mushy in the center, I think I have the grill pan to thank a little bit for that. 🙂
I also reheated a the left over sweet potato fries we had on the side.
And had some fresh snap peas, that were delicious on their own.
Do you have a celebrity doppelganger?
I occasionally get Jennifer Lawrence and Pippa Middleton for whatever reason.
Yeah. I don’t see it either. I think it’s just the similar brown hair with Pippa and similar round cheeks/deep set eyes with Jennifer. However, both ladies are gorgeous so I generally drop and kiss anyone’s feet that makes the comparisons. I’ll take it as a compliment.
Speaking of Jennifer Lawrence, did anyone see her take home the Oscar last night?
I can’t wait for Silver Linings Playbook to come to RedBox or Netflix so I can finally see her Oscar worthy performance! I’ve always been a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence and can’t get over the fact that she’s only 23 and already so accomplished.
I especially love this video of her backstage interview. Total girl crush material.