However, that big piece of meat is not what your body needs for optimal health.
Do you want to feel good not only during your meal, but after your meal?
Do you want to have increased energy?
Do you want to sleep better?
Do you want to feel good all the time, pretty much eliminating moodiness and decreasing stress?
Do you want to have increased clarity and focus?
Forget about how your insides will benefit, the way you live your life in every way will just be better by incorporating more whole plant based foods.
So then, what are you going to eat all summer if you want to reduce the meat in your diet?
If the image of a veggie burger is something of a drab, mushy, bland and tasteless bean patty, fear not! This burger is for people who are hungry and want a tasty reward for their efforts. It has a meaty texture thanks to the generous amount of mushrooms.
For toppings a little out of the ordinary, try: Guacamole (see recipe) as well as the Stir Fry sauce (see recipe), or even the Hemp Dressing (see recipe) would all make fantastic sauces in lieu of ketchup or mustard. I made a Quick Barbecue Sauce for these burgers shown.
Other worthy toppings would be caramelized onions, dairy free cheese (we like Field Roast brand slices), lettuce, tomato, avocado or even salsa. Be creative!
This is a truly delicious, nutritious big fat veggie burger that you can start (and finish!) in the oven, but if desired, can be grilled on a grill pan. As an option, you can also top the baked burger with a grilled onion slice, peppers, tomatoes, or whatever your liking to get that grilled flavor.
Or, just forget the grilling hassle and bake the burgers in the oven for 15 minutes and enjoy. No worries if the grill is too hot or too cold, or if it’s done or not. It’s a fool proof plan. Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes and you’re left with a perfectly big satisfying tasty burger that’s actually good for you!
These burgers are totally guilt free! Made with wholesome plant based ingredients, they will have your body saying thank you for feeding me the good stuff!
Short on time? No problem.
There are plenty of ready made plant based good veggie burgers on the market. I have listed a few of what I stock in my freezer. If time is an issue, these are good alternatives. I am sure there are more out there, but these are what our family have tried and enjoy. Most can be pan fried (no stick spray) or baked. The Beyond Burger can even be grilled and tastes much like a beef burger!
However, if you have some time and want something extra special, these burgers are really worth the effort to make your own! With only ten ingredients, you can prepare a homemade veggie burger that not only tastes delicious but is totally nutritious! And you know every single ingredient which should make you feel good about what you’re putting into your body. When I make these, I double the batch and freeze the rest of the burgers for future use. That way, we try to have homemade veggie burgers on hand, unless of course when my son is home, then our freezer and fridge, for that matter, gets emptied fast.
This burger is super low in fat, high in protein, high in fiber and loaded with phytonutrients! Phytonutrients, like those found in cooked mushrooms, have been linked to a decreased risk of many chronic diseases and cancers!
In this recipe, the mushrooms add a meaty smoky taste and texture. The white beans act as a binder to pull all of the healthy stuff together. The dates add a bit of sweetness and also act as a binder.
I simplified this recipe in a few steps. Here are the 10 ingredients.
You will need a food processor. You want to combine the drained beans, dates, garlic, parsley, tahini (a sesame seed butter), and soy sauce. Process until completely blended.
Combine the bean mixture with the sautéed mushrooms, cooked, cooled farro( similar to brown rice) and oats in a big bowl, until thoroughly incorporated.
Now go get yourself a nice glass of wine and chill while the mixture is chillin’.
Form into 6 large patties and bake for 15 minutes or until burgers are browned up on top. Assemble the toppings while the burgers are resting.
Our family enjoys burgers bars! Creating your own burgers are fun for the entire family.
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Here’s a tasty delicious nutritious veggie burger sure to please !
- 4 big portobello mushrooms plus 2 packages of white mushrooms, chopped into small pieces
- 3/4 cup oats
- 1 15 ounce can of white beans rinsed and drained
- 4 big medjool dates pitted and softened in warm water
- 3 cloves of garlic
- 1 small bunch of fresh parsley chopped
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 2 tablespoons good soy sauce or tamari
- 1 1/2 cups farro (brown rice will also work)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 450 degrees
- Fry up mushrooms in non stick pan and let cool.
- Combine in food processor beans, parsley, tahini, soy sauce, garlic, dates
- In large bowl add the bean mixture, farro, oats, and mushrooms.
- Let mixture rest in fridge for 15 minutes.
- Once chilled, form into large patties and bake for 15 minutes or until brown.
- Serve on a nice bun (or over greens), and add desired condiments.
- Cuisine: American