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When I saw this post at the engine2diet website, I thought my little guy would love to help me make veggie burgers.  I was mistaken.  He was quite happy to eat them tho, but was too busy to help mommy in the kitchen yesterday.

The guide from Engine2 is really a blueprint for how to make veggie burgers.  Here’s what I did:

  • 2 cups of cooked kidney beans
  • 1 cup cooked mixed brown rice
  • 1/2 cup diced onions
  • 1/2 cup diced baby bella mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 squares of dorot frozen chopped cilantro
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • splash of tamari
  • 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed mixed with 3 tablespoons of water

Mash the beans.  Add rice and mash some more.  Water saute the onions and mushrooms till soft, add in splash of tamari, garlic and cilantro.  Add softened veggies and keep mashing.  Add in the flaxseed mixture and mix some more.  Form into patties (I made 6) and broil for 15-20 minutes, flipping the burgers 1/2 way through.  The original recipe called for baking, I have found that my burgers cook better when I broil them.  If you are in a climate that is cooperative, I’m sure they would be fabulous on the grill too.

I served these burgers inside a warmed pita pocket with tomato slices, with kale chips and mashed sweet potatoes on the side.  My little guy had seconds.

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