Aug 24 2009

“Throw em all in” Veggie Burgers

Published by at 9:01 am 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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5 responses so far

5 Responses to ““Throw em all in” Veggie Burgers”

  1. CheapAppetiteon 24 Aug 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Very nice looking veggie burger. I think added the indian spice is a great idea because veggie burger tended to be a bit bland. I’m not a big veggie person, but I love veggie samosas. The spice makes the stuffing really tasty. I think it would have the same effect on the veggie burgers too.

  2. Natalieon 25 Aug 2009 at 7:11 pm

    This veggie burger looks great! You sure did ‘throw em all in’! I like to add quinoa to my veggie burgers, for texture and protein.

    I’ve never tried this bread, but it looks like a product I would be into! I never need (or eat) all the bread when I eat a burger.

  3. avantion 26 Aug 2009 at 10:08 am

    @CheapAppetite : If you like the samosa filling then you will love this burger.. give it a try

  4. Aashooon 26 Aug 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Good idea for a kid’s party. Also a clever way of getting all those veggies into them! 🙂
    Thanks for this absolutely original recipe.
    Aashoo

  5. Ruchion 26 Jan 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Av, i bake my tikkis for 10 mins and freeze them to be used later. when its time to serve the burgers , pop them in oven for another 10-15 mins, until crisp, tastes ravishing.

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