Thursday, July 16, 2009

Recipe File: Veggie Burgers

There are a lot of good commercial veggie burgers available, but when you want to make your own, here’s a great recipe that I adapted (i.e. made even easier) from an old Food & Drink magazine.

Super Easy and Tasty Veggie Burgers

1 can red kidney beans
2 Tbsp oil
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup mushroom, chopped
1/2 cup salsa
2 Tbsp chile powder (plus any other spices you like; I like cayenne)
1.5 - 2 cups cooked rice
1/2 cup breadcrumbs (for extra flavour use seasoned breadcrumbs)

Mix together onion, garlic and mushroom and cook in microwave for a few minutes.

In a bowl, mash kidney beans, then add the onion mix and rest of the ingredients. Adjust the amount of rice to get the right consistency.

Form patties and roll in cornmeal to prevent sticking. They cook well in frying pan or on grill.

This makes 4 large burgers or 6 smaller ones. They freeze well if you make a larger batch.


Derrick said...

Funny...I meant to tell you on the way to soccer practise last night that Heather said she liked your veggie burgs better than the 'PC World's Best Meatless Burgers'., I guess that makes them 'better than world's best!'

Aaron said...


We will be trying them this weekend!

David said...

If you ever come over I now know what to make for you ;) What is the "drink" that goes best with them?

Derrick said...

Whilst cooking them on the wood fired BBQ on a hot day, and keeping with the PC theme, the beverage of choice is 'PC Honey Red'. Don't laugh, it's actually quite good...and cheap too!

Sara said...

Hope you enjoy the burgers. I have more recipes to post later.

Stonehaven said...

B&H have been telling us about your great burgers so I was going to ask you for your recipe. Thanks for posting it, we're going to try them tonight.

Sara said...

Here's a picture of what these do NOT look like: