This is not a recipe! It is a way of organizing yourself to know how to make all kinds of hamburgers with vegetables (without meat), so that you take them into account when preparing food.
We like vegetable burgers because they help us to use the assortment of vegetables from our garden, they are easy to make and they give a lot of color to the kitchen.
They can be made in many ways, so today we are going to see how we can combine the ingredients so that you can make vegetable burgers with what you have at home and at any time.
The base of these hamburgers is what allows us to make the hamburger shape and also gives us the contribution of carbohydrates.
We can make these hamburgers with a base of legumes (lentils, chickpeas or beans), rice, oatmeal, quinoa or potato, either only with one ingredient or combining them.
- Vegetables: Finely chop or grate the vegetables. Add garlic, if you like. Saute, grill, or steam the vegetables.
- Base: Boil the base ingredients comented above, shred or smash them with the fork. Some olive oil will help you on this step.
- Mix the vegetables with the base in a large plate and add the other ingredients.
Now that we have the ingredients mixed, it is time to agglutinate, for this we use the beaten egg, which we can substitute for chia water if we want to make vegan vegetable burgers, and the breadcrumbs, although you can use cereal or legume flour instead of bread crumbs.
Do not go overboard with the bread (or flour), if you use too much the burgers will be dry. If you overboard with bread or flour add some water.
- Add a beaten egg (or chia water) and breadcrumbs (or flour or legume flour).
- Knead and shape the patties taking care not to make them too big and without cracks on the edge.
- Put them in the pan, use little oil and sear them for a couple of minutes on each side or put them in the oven until they brown.
If you fry them in the pan, make them thin so that the egg cooks well.
With these instructions you can make the mixtures you want.
You can also add other ingredients such as cheese, parsley, coriander, cumin, mustard, oregano, sweet paprika ...
The most typical vegetables are: carrot, onion, zucchini, aubergine, spinach or pepper, but you can also use: chard, asparagus, tomato (fried or concentrated), leek, sweet corn ...
Make up your hamburgers , they are all very tasty!
Finally, you can eat them with sauces of yogurt, kefir, cheese, tomato, mustard... and a nice salad or sauerkraut (sauerkraut).
To find out how sauerkraut is made, visit Making sauerkraut at home.
This is our result:
Lentil burgers with garlic, beetroot, carrot and onion, with arugula and tomato from the garden and homemade goat cheese.
What else do you add to vegetable burgers?