Tuesday, February 5, 2013

One of the best veggie burger's I have ever created! Mmmm

This is my latest creation, and I could not be happier! I love veggie burgers, but I don't always like the ones you get at the store, and until now, my attempts at making a delicious and satisfying one have not been so successful. This baby changes everything! You I have made these a few times, and changed a couple of ingredients each time, but they turned out great every time.

You will need:

2 cups cooked rice cooked in veggie stock (I used sprouted brown rice, but any kind will work)
1 cup chickpeas
1.5 cups chopped mushroom
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp tamari or soy sauce
2 Tbsp oil, divided
1 chia "egg" (1 Tbsp ground chia mixed with 2 Tbsp warm water)
1 cup walnuts, ground (measured before grinding)
1/3 cup bread crumbs (or panko)
1/8 cup nutritional yeast
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt

Oil 2 baking sheets and preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Cook your rice if not already cooked. Grind walnuts in food processor. Caramelize onions. Saute mushrooms (using 1 tbsp of the oil for the onions an mushrooms... add a little salt too!). In food processor, combine half of the full amounts of the following ingredients: rice, chickpeas, mushrooms, and onions. Put the other half of all these ingredients in a bowl. In the food processor add the lemon juice, tamari/soy/ 1 tbsp oil/ maple syrup, and chia "egg". Puree until you have a paste. Add to you bowl with the other half of these ingredients. Add in the rest of the dry ingredients (everything left on the recipe list), and combine until well mixed. Scoop out approx. 1/3 cup at a time and form into a ball. Put onto baking sheet, and then press into a patty shape. Drizzle with oil. Bake fore 30 min, flipping half way through.
Before baking

After baking

Tonight I made this recipe, but subbed the breadcrumbs for panko, and half of the walnuts for cooked lentils (added to the food processor part). Turned out great! You could add whatever spices you'd like I'm sure too! These are just so yummy! I had mine on a whole wheat bun with bbq sauce, vegenaise, lettuce, tomato and avocado. So good! Enjoy!! :)

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