Bean and Veggie Burgers

From An Opera Singer in the Kitchen

Today was such a rewarding day. After a long week of hurrying around I was able to finally getting my hair cut and colored. It was way long over due. I also made a trip to 2 gyms to inquire on prices for membership. Boy! Gym memberships are more expensive here than in Texas, even for a student. Yikes, I mean how are student s supposed to to pay $400 in advance for 7 months of membership? Well, I took advantage of having a FREE pass and worked out for 45 minutes. Looks like I will be sticking to my library workout DVDs, trampoline, and had weights. It is all good. I think it is a test of endurance. I seriously hear a voice saying, “You have discipline. You CAN work out at home.” I agreed with the voice. Thanks God. Ryan and I agreed that we could just invest on a elliptical machine since that happens to be both our favorite workout machine. We will see.

The weather was simply gorgeous today so I made sure to catch some Vitamin D rays while working on errands. I came home to have another 30 minutes worth of a dance workout and proceeded to clean house. Do you catch a pattern here? I was moving around and exercising without really planning on it. It felt great! SO what does one have after having such a great day? A healthy veggie sandwich of course. I had been seeing different recipes for veggie burgers and decided that I needed to try it.

A while back I tried a recipe that required the patties to be fried. I did not care for them or the oil it absorbed! The following recipe is so quick and easy to prepare and even bake. You have your lunch within 30 minutes! How about that? I liked this recipe because I knew what ingredients it had. The problem with frozen veggie patties is that they have tons of ingredients and some not appropriate for a vegan. I now have a recipe I can use all the time.

From An Opera Singer in the Kitchen

Bean and Veggie Burgersadapted from Oh She Glows

makes 8 patties

1 cup cooked chick peas (or beans of your choice)
1 small carrot, peeled and chopped into large pieces
1 small sweet onion, peeled and chopped up into large pieces
1/2 red pepper, chopped into large pieces
1/4 cup spinach, washed
1/2 t dill
1/2 t dried basil
1/2 t fine grain sea salt
1 clove minced garlic
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1 T raw pumpkin seeds
1 T flax meal
3/4 cup whole wheat flour (or flour of your choice)

Preheat oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush the patties with olive oil.

Place all ingredients except the seeds and flour into a food processor. Process until mixture is blended well, stopping to scrape sides if necessary.

Remove mixture and place into a large bowl. Add the flax meal and stir well.

Now add the whole wheat flour in 1/4 cup increments, stirring well until blended.

Shape patties and bake for 15 mins at 375F.

Flip and brush the other side with olive oil and bake for another 10 minutes.

  • http://thetastebudz.wordpress.com/ Viviane, Taste-Buds

    Burgers have never been on my list of favorite meals, they make me feel heavy after too. This seems good! It even sounds way healthier than a regular burger. Good job!

  • http://chefwanabe.com/ Anna

    I love veggie burgers, and if you can bake them even better, yours looks yummy.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13236777533457006312 ncl117

    I haven’t ever made my own veggie burgers but I buy the Dr. Praeger’s burgers all the time. This looks SO good I need to try this!

  • http://thasneen.com/cooking/ Thas

    I love chick peas and when it can be changed to a patty for burger by baking it, just enough for me to give this a shot. I usually bake chick peas after seasoning it few spices, it turns incredibly crispy.
    Do visit my website and appreciate any feedback.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  • http://thefoodielovers.com/ Nina

    I loved it…the fact that these are baked makes it too interestinG!!!

  • http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com/ MaryMoh

    Haven’t come across a more beautiful veggie burger. Looks healthy and delicious.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05525233265646317112 Food o’ del Mundo

    I love veggie burgers, but never seem to get the spices just right – I see now that I’m going in the wrong direction – I love the dill and basil in here! ~Mary

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17579815484543487415 NOELLE

    Thanks Mary! I checked it out and it shows the option to subscribe to feed for me. I will have my husband check it out! Thanks!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16932360983765353619 Kelly

    Those burgers look awesome! Good for you on working out and, all girls know how much better we feel after a nice little trip to the salon–that boosts my spirit every time! (I just had my locks snipped yesterday–it was long overdue!)–but I feel so much better! I just joined our community center gym and it only cost me 225 for one year (well, it isn’t a 24 Hr. Fitness, but they DO have treadmills and it IS connected to the library–makes a huge difference). That price you listed shocked me! Is there a YMCA nearby?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07073984731642037393 Tasty Eats At Home

    Yum – your burgers sound great! I say go ahead and invest in workout equipment at home. We have a treadmill that was purchased used, and a recumbent bike that was purchased new. I love having them, and use one of the two every day. It has been the first workout routine I’ve ever stuck with – going on 8 months now!