Becoming a vegetarian sometimes means giving up some traditional foods that you are used to. The good news is that you can enjoy a lot of your old favorites in brand new ways. Ways that are healthier and clean and kind.
I have experimented with more veggie burger recipes than I would like to admit and could never really find one that even my meat eater friends could enjoy. So I created my own!
After a lot of trial and error I am pretty sure I have perfected the veggie burger! I love being able to serve this to my carnivore friends and prove to them that becoming a vegetarian doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice taste!
I would also like to note that this has been freezer friendly as well. This hamburger press really helps things shape up quickly and easy!
Add Quinoa, scallions, garlic, beans, bread crumbs, egg, cumin, salt, pepper and seasoning.
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 carrot diced
- 4 scallions diced
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 15 oz can black beans (drained and rinsed)
- ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1 Egg beaten
- ¾ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 TBL olive oil
- 1 TBL Hamburger/steak seasoning (optional)
- In a food processor pulse carrots until finely chopped.
- Add Quinoa, scallions, garlic, beans, bread crumbs, egg, cumin, salt, pepper and seasoning.
- Pulse until well combined, but still chunky.
- Shape into patties with hands or use a hamburger press.
- Heat olive oil over medium heat and cook until browned on each side (approx 5-8 min each side)
- Serve on bun with a slice of tomato, lettuce, ketchup and your favorite toppings.