Friday, August 5, 2011

I Love My Veggie Burgers!

We ran out of carnivore products tonight, so I had to wing it. Although Chris was decidedly "meh" about this meatless creation, I liked it. And Gabe not only devoured his portion, but ate half of what was on Chris's plate as well. So, I am adding it to the Balls, Patties, and Loaves section.

Veggie Burgers

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy veggie burgers! This recipe was a hit with my three-year-old. As with the other recipes in this section, this can be made as balls, patties, or as a loaf. Try it with a side of reheated grains (recipe #) and topped with Instant Drizzle (#).

1 zucchini, grated small
2 eggs
4 oz grated cheese
¾ cup canned or frozen beans (recipe #)
½ cup or more breadcrumbs
½ tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
(optional) some chopped onion, garlic, and/or spices - whatever you like! See the spices section (#) for ideas.

If using canned beans, drain them. If you have time, chop the beans up a bit; if not, just add them whole. Squeeze the water out of the grated zucchini before mixing it with the beans, eggs, cheese, and optionals. Add breadcrumbs ¼ cup at a time, until the mixture clings to itself and can hold whatever shape you press it into. Heat some oil in a frying pan on medium, and cook as patties for about 8 minutes on each side.

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