Jan 03, 2013
Very Veggie Burgers
I’ve had my share of pre-packaged veggie burgers from the supermarket and health food store shelves. I’ve also had my share of my own, homemade versions. I was never satisfied. The packaged burgers contain a lot of fillers (soy, mostly) and added oils. My previous homemade burgers were mostly made from beans and rice and fell apart terribly when cooked.
Since living in North Carolina, I found an amazing pre-made commercial burger. The brand is Rosetta’s Kitchen, also the name of the vegetarian restaurant in Asheville. If you’re in western North Carolina some time you must try them. Wonderfully wholesome and healthy fare. Anyway, needless to say ALL of these packaged burgers come with a pretty hefty price tag. And I had been waiting and waiting… and waiting for my supermarket to restock–they disappear quickly from the shelves. Hmm…
So I ventured to the stove to create this veggie burger (like Rosetta’s, it’s mostly veggies) and I’m quite pleased with the result! They have a nice crunch on the outside and a soft but not gooey center. I hope you’ll try this recipe for yourself. It may seem like a lot of ingredients but it’s not that difficult to prepare and makes a LOT (about 18) which you can easily freeze for later use.