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Calling All Creative Cooks: Contribute Your Original Veggie Burger Recipes!

7/2/2008 1:02:34 PM

Tags: recipe contest, Real Food cookbook, veggie burger recipes, vegetarian cooking

Veggie Burger

Have a killer recipe for veggie burgers? We’d love to feature it on our Web site and in our upcoming Mother Earth News Real Food Cookbook. And we’ll award a recycled, reusable Mother Earth News grocery tote to the creators of our five favorite recipes! Get creative — standard hamburger-style recipes are great, but feel free to submit something totally wild, too. The only requirements are that the recipe be original and contain only vegetarian ingredients.

Please post your recipes in the comments section below.

If you have a digital photo of your veggie burger that we can publish in the magazine or the upcoming cookbook, please e-mail it to with the subject line "Veggie Burger Recipes."

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5/11/2009 9:12:51 AM
1 cup chickpeas ( 1 tin) 200g mushrooms 1 large onion 1 big tomato 2 cloves of garlic half a green pepper garam masala, five spice powder or spices of your choice. salt and pepper to taste half a cup fresh bread crumbs or wholewheat flour. Oil to fry Boil chickpeas and mushrooms. Put into a food processor. Add tomato, green pepper and process. Cut the onion into rings and stir fry onions, garlic and spices. Then add the chickpea and mushroom mixture to the pan and fry for a few minutes. Return the mixture into the food processor and add bread crumb or wholewheat flour and process until the mixture turns into a dough. Use your hands and shape the mixture into small burgers. Deep fry or pan fry individually. Serve in burgher buns with an onion ring, a tomato slice and sauce of your choice.

Charlene Gause
7/13/2008 11:20:46 PM
Black Bean Burgers 3 cups cooked black beans 4 large eggs 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 cup breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon olive oil Puree the beans and eggs in a food processor, leaving a few chunks of whole beans. Pour into a mixing bowl and stir in the salt, cumin, bell pepper, and onion. Mix in the breadcrumbs and let sit for 10 minutes. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet over medium low. Spoon bean mixture into pan, shaping into patties. Cover, and cook for 8-10 minutes. Flip the patties and cook for 7-9 minutes more. makes about 8 patties. Very simple and yet quite tasty on a bun with all the fixin's. They also freeze well and can be reheated on a grill!

Pat Smith
7/6/2008 7:06:49 PM
In the mid-seventies, I lived in Durham, NC. Making frequent trips to Raleigh, I often ate at Irregardless Cafe'. They had the BEST vege-burgers. I haven't had the opportunity to return since then and wonder if their burgers are the same as in 1977. I have always wanted their recipe so I could try them at home. If anyone knows what the recipe is or was, I would love to know it! They may have called them 'Bean burgers' then. Thanks!

Di Clark_1
7/5/2008 6:48:31 PM
Veggie Burger: 1 OrganicPortabella Mushroom Cap 3 Small New White Organic Potatoes (cooked) 1/2 One Small Organic Onion 2 Organic Celery Stalks 1/4 Organic Green Bell Pepper 5 Organic Baby Carrots 1/2 Cup Organic Vegetable Broth Salt and Garlic Salt To Taste 2-3 Cups Organic Herb Stuffing Mix Organic Olive Oil Blend or process all ingredients but olive oil and stuffing mix. When ingredients are liquified, stir in enough stuffing mix to form. Brown in olive oil over medium heat.

Holly Weiler
7/5/2008 9:07:55 AM
1 cup lentils 2 cups water 1/8 cup dehydrated green pepper (or 1/2 cup fresh), chopped dash of sea salt cayenne pepper to taste 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil cheese slices, ciabatta bread or hamburger buns, condiments Combine the lentils, water, green pepper, sea salt, and cayenne pepper. Bring the water to a boil, stirring regularly, then cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat, stir, and allow to cool. Add the flour and mix throughly. Add more flour as necessary and form patties of the lentil mixture. In a frying pan, heat the olive oil and then add the lentil patties. Fry over medium heat until the burgers are crisp on the outside. Melt cheese over the patties if so desired.


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