Thursday, February 2, 2012

Homemade Veggie Burgers

If you are a vegetable lover, this recipe is for you! Not only will this burger satisfy your appetite, it is super easy to prepare and uses wholesome, healthy ingredients! 

Feel free to get creative with your ingredients {ie: substitute sweet potato for a regular potato, add/remove veggies, etc}. Also, these burgers freeze really well and this recipe yields approximately 12 {small} burgers.

You Will Need:
{3} tablespoons olive oil
{½} cup corn kernels {fresh, frozen, or canned}
{8} mushrooms, coarsely chopped
{2} scallions, coarsely chopped
{½} bell pepper {red or green}, coarsely chopped
{2} cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
{½} teaspoon cumin
{1/8} teaspoon cayenne (red) pepper
{1} small sweet potato, peeled and chopped into big chunks
{1} cup chopped fresh spinach
{¼} cup carrot, peeled and coarsely chopped
{1} egg, lightly beaten
{½} cup fresh bread crumbs
{¾} cup cheddar cheese, shredded


In a large non-stick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the corn, mushrooms, scallions, pepper, and bell pepper. Cook for 3 – 4 minutes.
While those veggies are cooking put the peeled potato into a food processor and chop it up into fine little pieces. Scoop the potato out onto an old, clean dish towel and twist it tightly over the sink to squeeze all the liquid out of the chopped potato.
Meanwhile, add the garlic, cumin and cayenne to the veggie mixture on the stove and cook for 30 more seconds.

Remove the pan from heat and add the chopped spinach which should wilt slightly. Next, add all of the vegetables to the food processor as well as the egg, bread crumbs, and cheese. Process until all items are blended together well.

Use your hands to scoop up some of the mush and form it into the shape of a burger. Place them on a plate lined with sheets of wax paper until you are ready to cook them.

Once assembled, these burgers do freeze well {layer them between sheets of wax paper before you sauté them} for up to 6 months. 

Using the same non-stick skillet, heat 2 more tablespoons of oil over medium heat. Cook the burgers on both sides until brown {being gentle when turning them over}.

Serve on your favorite bun! ENJOY!


  1. Looks delicious! I definitely just pinned it :-)

  2. Yum!! Looks absolutely delicious!

  3. These look phenom....nom...nom...!

  4. How about the recipe to the pasta that is on that dish? It looks tasty too!

  5. My, my these look fabulous! I will have to give them a try. That is my favorite bun too :) O yea...and how about the recipe to that pasta?!

  6. this is making me hungry for something healthy and delicious :) love that you can freeze these.. makes my life easier on those nights i don't want to cook. thanks for sharing!

  7. Those look super delicious!!! Ben would love these, defiantly have to make these next time he is in town.

  8. Yum! They sound and look delicious!


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