So as many of you know, I’ve been following a vegan lifestyle for the last few months. While I’m absolutely loving all the physical and mental effects this diet has had on me thus far, one thing I do miss is a good burger! While shopping for burger substitutes I noticed that a lot of the store-bought Veggie burger brands contain a lot of other chemicals and ingredients I’ve never heard of like:
I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t want to put any of those ingredients in my body! Luckily, my friend, Rachel Phillips, is an AWESOME cook, and had this GREAT recipe for homemade veggie burgers! Check it out:
For this recipe, you will need:
- 1 8oz can of black beans
- 2 cups of vegetable stock
- 1 cup of quinoa
- 1 onion
- 4-5 cloves of garlic
- 1 red pepper
- 1 carrot
- 1 green pepper
- 1.5 tbsps of ground flax seeds
- 6 tbsps of fat/oil of your choice
- 6 tbsps of rice flour
- salt & pepper to taste
Begin by cooking your quinoa in vegetable stock for about 20 minutes. While quinoa is cooking, chop your vegetables finely. Heat your skillet and add 3 tbsps of fat/oil of your choice (olive, coconut, avocado) and sauté onion and garlic cloves in pan and stir around every minute or so. After about 4 minutes, your garlic and onions should be fragrant.
Add in the remaining vegetables, salt and pepper to taste, and sauté for another 6 minutes. Mash black beans with masher or fork and then add into the sautéed vegetables. Begin to mix ingredients together. Then add in your quinoa and mix. Combine flax meal and 2.5 tbsps of water in a separate bowl and blend together before adding to the mixture of quinoa, vegetables, and beans. Add in rice flour as needed into the mix until mixture starts forming a ball. Then make your patties by getting a handful at a time and molding into a patty shape. Heat your skillet once more with remaining 3 tbsps of oil/fat and fry the burgers for at least 4 minutes per side or unit nice and crispy.
You can also grill these patties or freeze for use later.
Thanks for joining me today, ninjas! Hope you dig these veggie burgers as much as we did! Til next time…BON APPETIT! 😀