Thursday, April 16, 2009

Veggie Burgers

After having an amazing veggie burger at a local restaurant- I've decided to try to recreate it! Here is what I came up with I think next time I will use less rice and more veggies. This made 6 burgers.

Veggie Burgers

1 cup vegetables of your choice (I used zucchini, carrots and red pepper), diced
1/4 c. onion
1 clove garlic
1 cup cooked rice
1 cup cooked black beans
2 T. peanut butter
a few drops of liquid smoke
1 egg
bread crumbs
salt and pepper
oil for cooking

Cook onion, pepper and garlic in a little oil. Add carrots- cook until just tender then add zucchini. In bowl, mix rice and beans, mashing them as you mix. Mix in vegetables, egg, peanut butter and spices. Use your hands to shape the mixture into balls. Roll the balls in bread crumbs, then flatten against your palms. Fry for 2-3 minutes per side, until crispy. Serve open faced on whole wheat rolls. These would be great with garlic-lemon mayo.

Greta's rating: She loved these and so did baby Miles.


Joelen said...

I need to try my hand at making a homemade veggie burger. The store varieties are expensive and may include random misc ingredients... but these look delicious!

Tracey said...

I like the "Greta Rating". So cute! I mean everyone wants to know whether or not the kids will eat it, right?
These look delicious!! And, kudos to you for exposing your kids to a variety of foods. I am a big believer in that. I have always said I will not have a picky eater in my house. :) Mostly because in our house, you can't be. I am always trying something new.