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

Directions:

 

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!

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8 Comments

  1. Tamara
    February 2, 2012 / 3:12 pm

    Looks delicious! I definitely just pinned it 🙂

  2. Pamela
    February 2, 2012 / 3:45 pm

    Yum!! Looks absolutely delicious!

  3. May
    February 2, 2012 / 3:55 pm

    These look phenom….nom…nom…!

  4. Jenn @ West Sac Honey
    February 2, 2012 / 5:10 pm

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

  5. Amanda
    February 2, 2012 / 6:14 pm

    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. Jill @ ACharmedLife
    February 2, 2012 / 10:30 pm

    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. Jordan Streetman
    February 2, 2012 / 11:10 pm

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

  8. Nicole-Lynn
    March 21, 2012 / 1:41 pm

    Yum! They sound and look delicious!

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