I was looking around the internet for a veggie burger recipe. I have never made them from scratch before. I look for recipes a lot. However, what usually happens is that I find a recipe that sounds good, but by the time I substitute and/or leave out ingredients that don’t suit the diets of my family, the recipe doesn’t even resemble the one I found that sounded so good in the first place.
So this veggie burger is no exception. Actually, I found one that sounded really good, and by the time I got around to making it, I couldn’t find the recipe on-line anymore. So I found a couple of recipes and ad-libbed my way through a recipe of my own. It turned out great! I made these twice last week!
Here are the ingredients:
1 large baked sweet potato
1 cup cooked brown rice (or other favorite kind)
1 tsp olive oil
1TBS. (or so) flour
McCormick’s Steakhouse seasoning mix (to taste)
(If you don’t have this on hand or prefer to spice it up on your own, it has onion, garlic, paprika, black and red peppers, salt in it)
Finely chopped spinach (about 1/2 cup)
Finely chopped carrot (about 1/2 cup)
Smash and mix thoroughly together all the ingredients. The flour helps stick these together so add a little more if needed. The burgers are still sticky, even with the flour to firm them up.
Put your favorite cooking oil in a pan and fry these (just like you would a burger) for 15 minutes on low to medium heat. They are easy to burn, so cook them slow and steady! Top with your favorite ingredients.
My suggestions are:
Enjoy every savory bite. And don’t feel a bit guilty, because they are good for you!