At least the fridge is fully furnished with produce! Who needs a coffee table when you have a crisper full of kale? Don’t answer that =)
In fact, you should just make a ton and try it all three ways!
what’s in it?
1 large sweet potato, cooked [1.5 cups]
1 [15oz] can of chickpeas or equivalent
1 [15oz] can of cannellini beans or equivalent
1/2-1 cup of diced bell pepper
1 medium-large jalapeno, diced
1 cup red onion, diced
1 cup white onion, finely diced
3 cloves of fresh garlic, minced
3 flax or chia eggs [recipe]
1.5-2 cups of rolled oats [not instant]
2-4 TBSP of your favorite healthy oil
1.5 tsp cumin
1 tsp italian seasoning blend [I love this one]
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground black pepper, parsley, and red pepper flakes, to taste
Brontosaurus Chefs you’re good to go with this one – vegetarian + vegan-friendly
T-Rex Chefs feel free to use 2-3 large eggs in place of flax egg but for the love of veggies put down the meat + make some damn veggie burgers! Please?
You can transfer this mixture to a food processor for a more uniform veggie burger or leave the beans whole for a chunkier veggie burger with texture. I like them chunky so I’ve never taken the extra step to puree them in any of the batches that I’ve made. They whole beans give the burgers a meaty texture that makes me feel like I’m eating a traditional burger. Only they’re healthier… and more flavorful… and yes, just plain awesome this way.
I typically make one burger right away and then leave the remainder in the fridge overnight. The following day I cook up the rest of the burgers and split the batch between the fridge and freezer. To freeze, simply cook the burgers, allow to cool a bit, and then freeze [spaced] on a plate or cookie sheet. Once they’ve had a chance to partially freeze you can pile them in baggies or your favorite airtight container. Viola! Fast food without the freaky ingredients.
Drizzle with yellow mustard and/or sriracha chili sauce and serve on a fluffy bun, wrapped in fresh lettuce, or atop a big bed of veggies. Empty out your crisper and have at it!
so… how were they!?
need a few sides?