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Aug 24 2009

“Throw em all in” Veggie Burgers

Published by under Burgers

It was Friday evening and I was trying to clean up my fridge for the weekend groceries. I had a few veggies in the vegetable drawers and thought of making a veggie burger. Had some leftover black beans and corn from the southwestern pasta I had made earlier, and they went in the burger as well.

Do not limit yourself to the veggies I have used here. Use whatever veggies you like. I have used the new “Sandwich Thins” for the bread. I love this new product. For me its just enough bread that I want to have with my burgers. I also made a quick pesto mayo and some ketchup to go along with the burger.

Veggie Burgers

Ingredients: (Makes 6 burgers)
1 large potato, cooked
1 cup cauliflower, cooked
1/2 cup cooked yam
1/2 green bell pepper, finely diced
1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
1/2 medium onion, finely diced
1/2 cup corn kernels
1/2 cup cooked black beans
1/2 cup edamame, shelled and cooked
1/2 cup peas and carrots, cooked
1/4 cup finely chopped fenugreek leaves (can substitute Spinach)
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 Tbsp + 2 tsp cooking oil
salt

In a sauté pan, cook the peppers and onions in 2 tsp of the oil on medium low heat until they are softened.

Combine all the remaining ingredients except the oil in a bowl. Add the cooked peppers and onions. Using a potato masher, mash all the veggies until they are soft enough to form patties. If your mixtures gets too soft, add some breadcrumbs.

Fry the burgers in a non stick pan on medium heat until they are browned on both sides (5 minutes per side).

For the Pesto Mayo: Combine together 1/4 cup light mayonnaise and 1 teaspoon pesto.

I did make the ketchup at home too, but that will be another recipe. Check back again for it!

Notes:

  • I cooked my veggies in the microwave. Using a microwave safe bowl, I first cooked the potatoes, yams, edamame and cauliflower. Them I added the rest of the veggies to the same bowl and cooked until they were all tender.
  • I used the frozen peas and carrots.
  • For the pesto mayo I use the olive oil mayonnaise, which is naturally low in fat.

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Jun 25 2009

Salmon Curry Burgers with Tartar Sauce

Published by under Burgers,Seafood

This is a quick and easy dinner idea. The burgers can be served on a bun or without (for those who are watching their carbs). A side salad will go well with the burgers. Enjoy!

Salmon Burger

Ingredients : (makes 4 burgers)
2 6 oz cans of boneless skinless salmon, drained
3 scallions (green onions), finely chopped
2 cloves of garlic, grated
2 tsp grated ginger
1 Tbsp curry powder (meat masala)
1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
2 Tbsp chopped coriander
1 egg, slightly beaten
3/4 cup bread crumbs
salt to taste
1 Tbsp cooking oil

For the Tartar Sauce:
1/2 cup light mayonnaise
2 Tbsp sweet pickle relish
1/4 tsp hot sauce
1/2 tsp brown mustard

Combine all the ingredients for the burger except the cooking oil in a bowl, until they are well mixed. Form 4 burgers. In a non stick frying pan, heat the oil. Cook the burgers till they are well browned on both sides.

Combine all the ingredients for the tartar sauce.

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