Monday, October 7, 2013

MEATLESS MONDAY: THE PERFECT VEGGIE BURGER

Happy Monday! It was a good weekend. We went back to Oktoberfest in Bear Mountain, NY, with our neighbors this time, had some beers, potato salad, pierogis, potato pancakes with apple sauce and so on. Later at night, once we made our way out of the festival, we stopped by a strange Asian theme restaurant on top of a mountain and I had the best spicy veggie roll I've had in a while. 

Anyways, this Monday, burgers are on my mind. Here's a recipe that's adapted from Oh She Glows' burger and it is absolutely amazing. This makes about 8 burgers. And since we're talking about burgers: if you are in Manhattan, check out our neighbor's amazing organic vegan food truck: The Green Radish. His food is absolutely delicious! Must visit!

The Perfect Veggie Burger 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup diced onion
1 tsp minced garlic 
Flax eggs: 2.5 tbsp ground flax + 1/2 cup warm water, mixed
1 cup flour 
1.5 cups bread crumbs 
1 cup grated carrots 
1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and roughly pureed or mashed
 1/3 cup almonds, chopped 
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil 
1 tbsp tamari (soy sauce) 
1.5 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp oregano 
Parsley (fresh or dried), salt and black pepper to taste

Directions: 

1. Preheat oven to 350F (if baking). In a large skillet, sauté onions and garlic in 1/2 tbsp oil. Mix your flax egg together in a small bowl and set aside for at least 10 mins while you prepare the rest of the ingredients. 
2. Place all ingredients (except spices and salt) into a large mixing bowl and stir very well. Now, add seasonings and salt to taste. 
3. With slightly wet hands, shape dough into patties. Pack dough tightly as this will help it stick together.

Cooking methods: 

You can fry the burgers in a bit of oil on a skillet over medium heat for about 5 minutes on each side. 

If you prefer to grill them, pre-bake the burgers for about 15 minutes in oven before placing on a pre-heated grill until golden and crisp on each side.

Serve with sliced pickles, fresh tomato and raw onion rings. You may also add ketchup, mustard or miso mayo, but I don't think it needs any. Got a good veggie recipe? Enter the Meatless Monday blog hop below!
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2 comments:

  1. OMG it looks so divine! Thanks for the receipe!

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    1. You should try it! And get to be known as the master burger maker among your friends! :)

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