But, as a result of all the rich food, I thought I should probably prepare a dinner on Sunday that was a little more plant-based. I decided I wanted to try my hand at making my own veggie burgers!
These were incredibly simple and provided me with dinner on Sunday night, and lunch for the entire work-week. I also had 2 extra that I was able to put in the freezer for a quick lunch or dinner in the future....I might be inclined to pull these out to eat next week...After all of the gluttony of the REAL Thanksgiving weekend starting tomorrow!
I adapted this recipe from Mark Bittman's 'How to Cook Everything'. I want to continue to work with it before I provide my adapted recipe. I think that with the relatively mild flavor of the beans, that there is a lot of room to experiment with different flavors and additions.
Mix everything on pulse until just combined, but still a little chunky...Let it rest for a few minutes.
Form into patties, then rest again. Here is the part I am still working on - I need to make them stick together just a little bit better - more oatmeal or breadcrumbs in the mixture. It was just a LITTLE too wet.
I pan fried the patties in just a little bit of oil, in a nonstick pan. They are very delicate, so flipping them is a little difficult, but I managed not to break any!
I added some sharp cheddar to one patty, and put it on an arnold sandwich thin to act as the bun. I made it a meal with a salad and some roasted delicata squash.