Wednesday, February 16, 2011

GF Veggie Burgers

So, as I said in my last post I had friends over for the Silva UFC fight the day before the Super Bowl. When I was putting everything together I thought briefly of a post that I saw on Photograzing a few days earlier. It was an Oreo cooked inside a chocolate chip cookie. Even though I couldn't eat it (yes, I cheated by trying one...and paid for it) and didn't actually read the recipe, I called up my husband who was in the grocery store and asked him to bring home a bag of Oreos (please someone, take them from my house! They are torturing me in the cabinet) and two rolls of chocolate chip cookies. Here are the results:

Moral of the story is, read the recipe first. However, one of my friends did call me a day or two later and said that I ruined his life, because these cookies were so wonderful and he was trying to not to eat sweets! I wasn't going to post this, but I saw the cookies on SeriousEats today and laughed when I actually read the recipe and found out why my short cut didn't work.

I wish I could say this next recipe was a total hit. I have been looking for a gluten free veggie burger recipe for summer and this was my first attempt. The burger itself tastes good. However, they fall apart easily. I do not know where this recipe is from, I have had it on my to do list for a while-sorry!

Do you have a good gluten free recipe for veggie burgers? Please, let me know. (Oh, by the way the bun is not gluten free... this was my husband's burger)

GF Veggie Burgers

2 Tbs olive oil
1 cup of thinly chopped onions
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup of grated carrots
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp of ground smoked cumin
2 15oz cans of kidney beans
2 Tbs of Dijon mustard
2 Tbs of soy sauce
2 Tbs of ketchup
1 1/2 cups rolled oats
salt and ground pepper

Saute the onions and garlic in oil until soft. Add the carrots, chili powder, and cumin and cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, mash the beans with a potato masher. Add mustard, soy sauce, ketchup and onion-carrot mixture. Mix in the oats and add salt and pepper to taste.

Moisten your hands and mold the mixture into 3 -4 inch patties. Use a non-stick skillet or lightly oil one and cookie the patties on medium-low heat for 5 to 8 minutes on each side.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I make mine simple.

* 1 can of chili beans (already in the sauce and ready to go)
* About a half of a package of crumbled up crackers like Saltines, but you can buy gluten-free)
* 1 egg
* onion (however much you prefer)
* any other ingredient I feel like adding like green peppers, mushrooms, hot peppers, etc.

The secret here is the egg. I once tried to make it without (aka I forgot) and it fell apart very easy.

I also put a slice of provolone cheese on top and that helps it stick together. Try not to make them too thick.

I finish it off with some Papa John's "Special Seasoning" from the little packets you get there and some mayo. Delicious!