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Veggie Burger

by Meghann on February 25, 2013

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.

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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
  • oatmeal

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.

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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. πŸ™‚

I also reheated a the left over sweet potato fries we had on the side.

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And had some fresh snap peas, that were delicious on their own.

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Do you have a celebrity doppelganger?

I occasionally get Jennifer Lawrence and Pippa Middleton for whatever reason.

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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?

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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.

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1 Dori February 25, 2013 at 3:23 pm

In high school, people used to always tell me I look like Carly Pope (the main character in Popular – remember that show?). Starting about 10 years ago, I ALWAYS hear that I look like Anne Hathaway. It used to bother me because I didn’t think she was that pretty in 2003, but now I consider it a compliment.
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2 Emily February 25, 2013 at 3:36 pm

You do look like Jennifer Lawrence! I need to see that movie too! I get Katherine Heigl.
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3 Natalie @ Free Range Human February 25, 2013 at 3:39 pm

I can definitely see the Jennifer Lawrence! I haven’t gotten a few from time to time. Most recently I was told I look Leighton Meester. I’ll take it!
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4 Angela February 25, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Loved silver linings playroom and I love j-law. She is always just so… Real. πŸ™‚
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5 Becky @ Olives n Wine February 25, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I have been on a total burger craze the past few weeks too! I have a good veggie burger planned for later this week πŸ™‚ You totally look like a combination of Pippa and Jennifer – crazy! I’ve been told that I look like Rachel McAdams but I totally don’t see it.
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6 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Oh I LOVE Silver Linings Playbook! And those are definitely two women you’d want to be compared to!
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7 Bethany @ Accidental Intentions February 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm

I LOVE Jennifer Lawrence! I’m so excited she won Best Actress. I haven’t seen Silver Linings Playbook yet, but like you I can’t wait for it to be in Redboxes. I really, really want to see that movie!
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8 Elisabeth February 25, 2013 at 5:05 pm

I’m soooo glad she won and am definitely jealous that she’s so accomplished at only 22! I feel a bit behind at 31 πŸ˜‰

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9 Elisabeth February 25, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I’m so glad Jennifer won Best Actress and am definitely jealous that she’s so accomplished at only 22! I feel a bit behind at 31 πŸ˜‰

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10 Maureen February 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I LOVE J-Law! She is just so real. Did you know she & Taylor Swift are the same age? Taylor could definitely learn a few things from Jennifer!
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11 Anne February 25, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I loved that video of her. There was also a funny part on the red carpet when she said “Your ass is mine, Stone!” speaking of Emma Stone making her do something with E!. What a genuinely down to earth gal.

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12 Lauren February 25, 2013 at 5:55 pm

I don’t really see Jennifer Lawrence but Pippa all the way! Definitely the facial structure!

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13 TorontoRunner February 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm

I can see Pippa in you!
ooooh hope you get to watch Silver Linings, I thought it was a great movie. I actually thought Bradley Cooper’s performance was stronger than Jennifer’s?! She’s fantastic though and looked BEAUTIFUL!
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14 jenn February 25, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Just FYI – Silver Linings Playbook is still in theaters – you can see it there!

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15 Ranae February 25, 2013 at 7:15 pm

I have never made my own veggie burgers we usually make turkey burgers but i may have to try it they look yummy!

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16 Karen @ Runner Girl Eats February 25, 2013 at 7:17 pm

I have gotten Amy Smart a few times but I don’t see the similarities other than the blonde hair. I am dying to see Silver Linings Playbook too! I haven’t seen very many of the Oscar movies so I have a lot of Netflixing in my future. My girl crush is totally Tina Fey.
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17 lorie February 25, 2013 at 7:51 pm

I actually do see a bit of Jennifer Lawrence and Pippa! Though more so,I totally see your sister in Jennifer Lawrence,especially in that Oscar pic!!

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18 Danielle @ It's A Harleyyy Life February 25, 2013 at 7:53 pm

I want to see the silver linings playbook too! I just want it to be out already!
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19 Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.wordpress.com February 25, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Mmmm, after reading this it looks like I’ll be making veggie burgers for lunch tomorrow! You definitely resemble Jennifer Lawrence πŸ™‚ I’ve never been told I look like anyone other than my mom, haha. I have yet to see Silver Linings Playbook either. Greatly looking forward to it coming out on Netflix!
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20 Caitlin February 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm

English muffins are the greatest burger buns, ever. For years I stopped eating burger buns b/c of all the bread and extra carbs and then when I started back I couldn’t stand a super bready bun- English muffins are perfect!
I was told recently I look like Rhea Seehorn from Whitney, but I only slightly see it.

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21 PeachyLau February 25, 2013 at 8:10 pm

The movie is really good, you will like it!
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22 Annette @FitnessPerks February 25, 2013 at 8:14 pm

I LOVE Jennifer Lawrence. She is such a great actress & down to earth–such a breath of fresh air among all those stuck up actresses/singers who are such divas.

I see it a bit actually you & her! Cool! I’ve gotten Britney spears & uma thurman before. I don’t see it AT all.

I NEED to make these burgers–they look/sound awesome!
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23 Jenny February 25, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I love Jennifer Lawrence! She’s so “real.”

Certainly you resemble Pippa in that picture you posted!

I used to get Cybill Shepherd back in the day (I’m nearly 42) and Kelly McGillis back in her Top Gun days.
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24 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More February 25, 2013 at 8:45 pm

I definitely see Jennifer Lawrence, especially with her darker hair!

And those veggie burgers look great – I LOVE homemade veggie burgers. YUM!
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25 Christine @ BookishlyB February 25, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Such a great movie. I get Mary Louise Parker (fine), Allison Williams (totally fine), and Kristen Stewart (shoot me).
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26 Sarah February 25, 2013 at 11:28 pm

I get Anne Hathaway A LOT. I take that as a huge compliment, because I don’t see it! The other day, I got Debby Ryan (according to Google, she’s a Disney Channel actress?), and I don’t see that either.

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27 Shari February 25, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Skip the movie and read the book. It was a LOT better and actually very different than the movie. I’ve never seen a movie where the story line was changed so much from the book. I was actually disappointed witht the movie. Love Bradley Cooper (hot), Jennifer is awesome and is from my current city and they performed beautifully, but was very disappointed in the screenplay.

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28 Presley @ Run Pretty February 26, 2013 at 5:01 am

Honestly, I can’t remember the last time anyone told me I resembled a celebrity. haha oh well. I love me some Jennifer Lawrence!
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29 meredith February 26, 2013 at 7:11 am

Those veggie burgers look delicious! I have been told for years, ever since Jerry Maguire, that I look like Renee Zwelleger.
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30 Emily N February 26, 2013 at 9:37 am

ABSOLUTELY take that as a compliment. I have gotten Sean Young (I didn’t know who she was either) and Carrie Ann Moss. But specifically when she was in the Matrix. I will take it. Trinity was a badass. πŸ™‚
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31 Meghan @ After the Ivy League February 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

Both of those women are totally gorgeous, that’s a major compliment to get that comparison! I’ve heard Katie Holmes for myself or sometimes Charlotte from SATC. I’m flattered by both as well!
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32 Barry Wright, III February 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm

My boss once photoshopped my face onto a picture of snowboarder Shaun White – it was pretty hard to tell the difference!
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33 Amanda February 26, 2013 at 3:27 pm

I would definitely take looking like Jennifer Lawrence as a compliment. She’s amazing! I usually get Elizabeth Banks (awesome!) or Mia Wasakowski, that girl from Alice in Wonderland. Either one’s a compliment for me πŸ™‚
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34 Cecilia @MommiesRun February 26, 2013 at 8:39 pm

EEEKS! You are Katniss! But seriously, I love Jennifer Lawrence, she is gorgeous and a badass. Definitely take it as a compliment. I haven’t seen her movie but I’m dying too! Back in high school I would get Natalie Portman, but these days I get Claire Forlani. I wish to both of them.
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35 Clara February 27, 2013 at 6:11 am

I think you do look a bit like a mix of those two actually!!! πŸ™‚

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