Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Homemade bean / veggie burgers



I made these super easy and frugal bean / veggie burgers the other night. Yum.

1/2 cup dry lentils
1 large potato, grated finely
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 cup bread crumbs (homemade works great)
1 egg
2 tablespoons soy sauce (I used Bragg's)
dash salt

I soaked lentils overnight in a glass bowl with 2 cups filtered water. The next day, I combined all ingredients, except lentils. I mixed. Then I added lentils and mixed again. I formed into 4 patties, and baked in oven at 400 degrees for ten minutes, then I flipped burgers and baked another ten minutes.

The lentils were organic, but the other ingriedents were not. I know white potatoes are not that healthy, but I was gifted with ten pounds, so I am trying to use them up. Plus it is only 1/4 a potato per patty. It cost about $1.00 to make the 4 patties, and I suspect with all organic ingriendients it will cost about $2.00. That is reasonable.

They taste good as well.

I am going to make another batch tomorrow, but I am going to substitute ground flax for the egg, plus I am going to use fresh garlic, and add shreadded carrots as well. I also think I am going to puree the lentil beans before adding to mixture. I also might add mung beans, as I now have lentil and mung beans soaking.

Does anyone else make bean / veggie burgers? If yes, how do you make them?

-Becky

7 comments:

Kate said...

I wouldn't feel bad about eating white potatoes. They're a great source of potassium and fiber, provide Vitamin C and are naturally fat & sodium free. A medium potato eaten with its skin on:
•Has just 110 calories
•Contains nearly 45% of your Daily Value of vitamin C
•Is one of the best sources of potassium (614 mg) and fiber (2 g) in the produce section
•Is naturally fat free and sodium free
(I'm in school to become a nutritionist.) Potatoes get a bad rap, but they are good for you! Great recipe by the way. I'll be trying it out! Thanks!
Kate

Becky R said...

I was just reading this online, funny. I ended up having a baked potato for dinner too, since we have 10lbs of potatoes, I am trying to use them up before they go bad.
I always eat the skin. Yum.

Kristy Lynn said...

I have a pretty fantastic black bean/veggie burger recipe:

http://gastronomicalsovereignty.blogspot.com/2011/03/black-bean-veggie-burgers.html

Best veggie burger I've ever had! Yours sounds interesting for sure though! Sorry about the poor photo quality - it was before I figured out how to use a camera.

Becky R said...

Kristy Lynn,
I will have to try that recipe. Thanks for reading my blog and commenting. I checked out your blog today.

Kevin Surbaugh said...

hmmm, interesting. So do you add ketchup (and mustard) to them like a regular burger? Put them on a bun? Or just eat them like they come out of the oven?

Becky R said...

Kevin,
I eat the burgers on buns with any toppings I would usually put on a hamburger. I enjoy pickels, lettuce, tomato, and ketchup.

Swathi said...

Delicious, we make lentil patties as snacks. Thanks for sharing with hearth and soul blog hop.