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Veggie Burgers

fireworks

Yet another “F” word has come to mind this week, and no, it’s not fireworks (though I am pretty stoked for the 4th of July).  The word that comes is Food!  I’m sure we’re all going to be enjoying awesome food this weekend and probably a whole lot of grillin’ going on.  Most people know me as a dessert junky (guilty) but I love a (veggie) burger right off the grill as much as the next person.  One of the new favorites in our home are my Veggie Burgers, so I thought I would share the recipe with you.  The Veggie Burgers are quick to make and seem to be devoured even more quickly!  Here goes:

veggie burger1

Veggie Burgers

Ingredients:

  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 zucchini
  • 1/3 red onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 flax egg (1T flax or chia meal + 3T water; let sit 5min)
  • 1c quick oats or coursely chopped rolled oats
  • 1T spicy mustard
  • 2T nutritional yeast (optional)
  • 1Tea. onion and garlic powder
  • 1t paprika
  • lots of salt and pepper and whatever seasonings you like, really!
  • (ghost pepper chili powder; totally optional, I used 6 tiny shakes and there was plenty heat!)

Directions:

I said this comes together quickly… Heat a grill pan on the stove top to medium heat (or fire up your grill!).  Using a food processor, shred your zucchini, onion and carrot.  Squish the contents of the food processor with a paper towel to soak up as much of the water as you can.

veggie burger 2Using your hands (fyi, this is a messy process) add your rinsed and drained black beans to a mixing bowl and loosely squish them around with your hands so that they are decently mashed but you keep a few of the beans intact.  Now add all of your other ingredients and mix the contents until its all well incorporated.  If you think it’s too wet, add a few more oats to the mix.  Form your mixture into five or six patties and start grilling!  I cooked mine about 6 minutes on each side cause they were kind of thick and I like them a little burnt.

veggie burger 1Whatever you eat this Fourth of July weekend, eat real Food and enjoy!

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