WOW!!!I know it’s been a while (my last post was in April) and I am so very sorry that I haven’t posted anything in a while, but I promise you that I have a very good excuse. I don’t want to go into details here regarding my whereabouts or what I’ve been up to, but I will offer an explanation in Tuesday’s post. So please stay tuned for that!
But in the meantime, I hope you all are having a great summer. I know I am!
I have a really tasty & satisfying Summer Veggie Burger recipe that is now a new favorite at my house. In the summer, I really just love grilled burgers. These burgers can either be grilled or cooked on the stove. They taste great either way!
Summer Veggie Burgers (GF, DF)
These burgers are a summer hit at my house. The burgers can be either grilled or cooked on the stove.
1 Cup Brown Rice, cooked
1 Cup Walnuts
1/2 tbsp. Avocado Oil
1/2 Yellow Onion, finely diced
1 tbsp. Cumin
1 tsp. Turmeric
1/2 tsp. Salt & Pepper
1 tbsp. Coconut Sugar
2 Cans Black Beans, drained, rinsed, and patted dry
1/3 Cup GF Panko Breadcrumbs
3 tbsp. Apple Butter
Heat the skillet over medium heat. When skillet is hot add the walnuts and toast for 5 min, stirring frequently until they are golden brown. Let cool.
In the same skillet the walnuts were toasted in, add 1/2 tbsp. of avocado oil and yellow onion. Season with salt & pepper. Salute for 3-4 min. Remove from heat and set aside.
When the walnuts are cooled, place them into a food processor with cumin, turmeric, salt, pepper, and coconut sugar and blend until you reach a fine meal consistency. Set aside.
Place the black beans into a bowl and mash with a fork or potato masher. Whatever works best for you. When you are mashing the beans, be sure to leave only a few beans whole. Then add in the cooked rice, walnut mixture, sautéed onion, panko breadcrumbs, and Apple Butter. Mix thoroughly with a wooden spoon for 2 min. or until moldable.
Form the mixture into burger patties. Cook the burgers on the stove for 3-4 min. per side.
Serve the burgers on toasted buns with a Kale salad on the side.
When mixing the ingredients, if the burger mixture appears to be too dry, then add in an extra 1-2 tbsp. of Apple Butter. If the mixture is too wet, then add in more panko breadcrumbs.