Sunday, January 24, 2010

Veggie Burger!

This is a quick and straightforward recipe that can easily be modified to take on very different tastes. I will admit that I was more that a little skeptical that this would be any good. How can a burger taste good with no meat, I mean REALLY! My Friend Kerri loves them and I trust her taste buds so I gave it a try. My warning is this; when I was handling the burger mix, shaping them into patties, it just didn’t feel right. I did initially make them way too thick, just as I would a beef patty. Thank God Kerri was home with us and said “Uh, Cass those are just too thick.”. Anyway, if you get over the fact that you want these burgers to act, feel and taste like meat then they are wonderful! We topped ours with a salad (olive Oil dressing) and chimichurri salsa. My kids actually loved them with just mustard and ketchup. They all wanted them for lunch the next day and my first grader even took one in his lunch box to school. Give it a try! Change up your spices and have fun with them!

Veggie Burgers

Recipe from Kerri who got it from Teri who got it from a vegetarian cookbook!

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium potato
  • 1 small onion
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans (pecans)
  • 4 T oil
  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal
  • 1 cup bread crumbs ( I used Italian bread crumbs)
  • 1 t salt
  • ½ t sage (I didn’t add this)
  • 2 T soy sauce

Directions:

  • Grind or chop in blender: potato, onion, & nuts.
  • Sauté ground mixture in oil until soft. (Next time I will skip this step. My mix was very soft after going through my processor.)
  • Add remaining ingredients.
  • Mix thoroughly.
  • Form into burger patties and fry until brown on both sides or bake on oiled sheet at 350°F until brown.

18 comments:

grace said...

i don't believe i've ever seen potatoes as an ingredient in a veggie burger before, but it makes perfect sense. incidentally, i find sage to be nauseating. :)

Velva said...

You know, this looks appetizing. In fact, it would be very satisfying. I like it. I could probably say no to my burger for this veggie burger. I really like the idea of the chimchurri sauce, that must really add a nice flavor.

Claudia said...

I actually love vegggie burgers. I usually do them with mushrooms. Like the potatoes. Would make for a nice change. I do like sage....

Cheryl said...

You are so brave! The ingredients list looks pretty good to me. I hate those fake ones you can get pre-made at the grocery store, these look yummy!

Juliana said...

Cassie, what an interesting burger...pecans and oatmeal...sounds yummie and very tasty. Next time for my vegetarian meal, should definitely try this burgers :-)

Devon said...

Homemade veggie burgers are such a bragging point. How thick should the patties be?

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Sounds intriging! Just curious...are the potatoes raw or cooked when put into the processor? How many patties did the recipe make? I'd love to try this just to see how it tastes!

Jolita said...

Why would you want vegetarian dish taste like meat? or is it the same as I'll put some berries into a whipped cream so that I would be healthier than just whipped cream. But anyway, it looks really nice and I like all that green stuff that's under vegetables. I guess I'm into green colour too.

Nancy said...

Very nice recipe! I've never made veggie burgers with oats before, I'll have to give this a try.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Thanks for letting me know the deatails! They do sound really good and healthy too! :-)

Debbie said...

I love veggie burgers but have never made my own. Thanks for the recipe. It looks delicious!

M.Kate said...

I've not had any vege burger but I am sure this tasted great, tks for the recipe :)

Penny said...

The veggie burgers sound good. My husband has given up hamburgers so this might be just the thing.

Sweet and Savory said...

You used great choice of ingredients to put this together. I think, I might add spinach.

Elra said...

It's good to take a break from eating meat sometimes. This veggy burger of yours look absolutely delice.

Lo said...

You know, I find that veggie burgers have their very own charm. I'm a big fan. In fact, a black bean burger is one of my favorite veggie meals.

This one looks tasty! Aren't you glad you tried it out??

Suzie said...

I am planning to make more vegetarian meals for the family. This looks like a good place to start.

Emily said...

Hi there, I am new to your blog, but I like the recipes you have posted up here! The desserts look delicious! I am commenting on this one in particular, because I have several friends who are vegetarians, and I am always looking for recipes for them for my own recipe blog. I will most definitely need to keep this in mind!