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Vegetarian Burgers Recipe

Vegetarian Burgers Recipe

These do not taste like hamburgers, but they are so good! I made them for my family many years ago when I first became a vegetarian. At that time there were no prepared veggie burgers on the market. --Julie Ferron
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup unsalted sunflower kernels
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 hamburger buns, optional
  • Lettuce and tomato slices, optional

Directions

  • 1. Place sunflower kernels in a food processor; cover and process until ground. Remove and set aside. Place beans in food processor; cover and process until ground. In a large bowl, combine the sunflower kernels, beans, carrots, onion, flour and oil. Shape 1/2 cupfuls into patties.
  • 2. In a nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook the patties over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and crisp. Serve on rolls with lettuce and tomato if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 195 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 81 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.