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Monday, February 25, 2013

One Meaty Meatless Burger!

First off, let me state clearly,
I AM BY NO MEANS A VEGETARIAN/VEGAN PERSON. I'm definitely not against it either but I know that hesitation myself and fellow carnivores have when we see or hear the word 'meatless'. It seems unappetizing, non-filling, and just plain boring. 

Having so many vegetarian friends, I've been exposed to all kinds of meatless options when we go out to eat. And I'm not a huge fan of anything tofu but I have come to like a good veggie burger. So many restaurants nowadays offer their own house-made version which is so much better than when every place only had those awful freezer packaged garden burger patties. I've had some really good ones but wanted to try my hand at my own recipe and I'm not gonna's pretty damn magical!

 The Sexy Veggie Burger

1/2 c dry red lentils

1 c canned black beans rinsed

1 1/2 c cooked quinoa

1/2 c fresh or frozen corn
1/2 chopped red onion
1 Tbs garlic minced
1/4 c grated carrot

1/3 c chopped parsley
1 1/2 Tbs A1 sauce
1 c panko
2 tsp smoked salt(or seasoning salt)
1 egg
2 egg whites
pepper to taste

-Rinse lentils and place in 1 1/2 cups water in a pot and bring to a boil. Stir, cover, then simmer on low heat for about 25 mins or till tender then let cool. Meanwhile, take corn, onion, garlic and carrots and sauté in 1 Tbs of any cooking oil till slightly browned then let cool. 
-In a food processor or blender, pulse black beans, lentils, sauteed mix, parsley and A1 till well blended but not liquified. About 5 pulses.
-Make sure blended mixture is not hot then add the quinoa, panko, egg/egg whites and salt&pepper. 
-Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Must be firm in order to make patties.
-Form palm sized patties and grill in a large greased pan or griddle for about 3 mins each side. Do not put on BBQ grill, they will burn!
-Slap them on a bun, add condiments and eat up!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing Phylicia. I was ready to fall out with you if you withheld info. on these yummy- liciousness since you tweeted the picture!X