Did you guys know you can pretty much make a veggie burger out of any combination of beans, grains & greens? Provided you get a consistency you can shape into a burger (even if it is delicate) you really have myriad options in the v-burger department.
Here's one I made recently:
Winter Risotto, Russian Kidney Beans, and Kale Burger!
I just took my leftover Winter Risotto, added my Russian Red Kidney Beans (was a pressure cooker recipe I had made recently), mashed those up with a fork, added more cooked carrots, whatever organic kale I had left in the fridge (I just chopped it up raw and put it in), added some roasted red peppers, organic raisins (I love raisins in balls & burgers!), fresh lemon juice, olive oil (jalapeno oil!), chopped raw organic walnuts, salt, pepper, and then mixed in some old fashioned oats to dry it up a bit. You could also just use all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, chickpea flour, or any kind of flour, really, to dry up a very moist burger mix. I like to use oats because they are tasty.
Here it is in the bowl:
I wish I had this right now! I could totally go for these, they were awesome (esp. since all the work was already done, leftover grain dish + leftover bean dish= awesome burgers).
And here it is formed into patties and placed on a well-oiled, rimmed baking sheet:
Bake at around 400 to 425 for like 15 minutes per side. You want them nicely browned on each side. You'll know your oven better than I do as far as the specifics.
Delicious, crispy, totally flavorful burger. I love the crispy kale parts, it's like having kale chips in your burger!
I had mine in a burrito, I get into burrito phases with everything!
And hubby had a more traditional burger, but still Mexican themed:
So, check your fridge. Do you have leftover grains, beans or greens? If so, make a BGG (beans, grains & greens) burger.
You won't be sorry!