Easy Homemade Veggie Burgers

Unfortunately I don’t think I fully kicked off the sickness that was threatening last week – I’ve been feeling kind of under the weather all day. It’s nothing major, it’s just a cough and some congestion in my chest, but I picked up some meds and am going to take it easy so that hopefully this doesn’t turn into a full blown anything. Argh.

Also unfortunate, my lunch did not hold me over at all. My stomach was grumbling about an hour later – not sure why because it was a lot of food, but I was able to hold off until 3:30 or so to eat again. My afternoon snack was awesome and different than usual for me.

A flatout wrap with almond butter and a sliced apple. I rolled it up and this was so good and filling. Winning combo in my book.

I was originally planning on doing something low key like walking or elliptical tonight after work, but I was starting to feel a little worse, so decided to just relax and watch TV instead. I did come up with an awesome recipe for homemade veggie burgers on a whim that turned out awesome and helped me feel a bit better. 🙂

Ingredients (for 2 burgers – 1 point each):

  • 1/2 cup canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 carrot
  • ~1 cup kale
  • 5-6 basil leaves
  • 1 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • salt and pepper to taste

I put the carrot, kale, and basil into a food processor and pulsed it a little first, and then added the chickpeas, parmesan, and oats to the mix.

I pulsed that all together for 30 seconds until the consistency was uniform and it looked like this:

I shaped the mixture into two patties:

I cooked one on a pan over low heat for 2 minutes on each side and that was it! These burgers are awesome, and I honestly cannot believe I waited so long to make my own veggie burgers. The fresh basil and parmesan cheese each added such delicious flavor to the mix and the texture was just incredible. I looooove these and am so excited that they are so easy to whip up. It literally took 10 minutes from start to finish for these burgers.

You might be shocked to hear that I topped my burger with cheese… 🙂

Romano cheese to be exact. I served it on a toasted arnold thin with a few basil leaves. I also had some McCain’s Sweet Potato Fries on the side (frozen and cooked according to package directions) and a little reduced-sugar ketchip.

Note: I’m not normally that stingy with ketchup, it was just the end of the bottle.

This was such a simple and awesome dinner, and completely customizable based on what ingredients you have to work with. You could easily sub in a different kind of beans or other veggies, but I think the addition of a fresh herb and the parmesan really make the burger. The texture of these is SO good, I honestly can’t wait to have the other one that’s in my fridge!

I’m going to take it easy, watch TV, drink tea, and scare this sickness away. Let’s hope. 🙂

0 comment on Easy Homemade Veggie Burgers

  1. midgetkeeper
    May 24, 2010 at 8:55 pm (8 years ago)

    I have never been tempted to try a veggie burger until now. But these sound amazing.

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  2. Amanda @ WannaBe Chef
    May 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm (8 years ago)

    YUMMM, I love fresh basil and this combo sounds fantastic! Might have to whip these up soon!

    Amanda

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  3. fitandfortysomething
    May 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm (8 years ago)

    yes take it easy and don’t get sicker! love those burgers 🙂

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  4. Amy @ Second City Randomness
    May 24, 2010 at 9:15 pm (8 years ago)

    Ugh… I hate the “semi-sickness” that just kinda sticks with you for waaaaayyyyy too long. I hope you feel better soon!

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  5. Ashleigh
    May 24, 2010 at 9:59 pm (8 years ago)

    I love making my own veggie burgers!! That recipe looks easy and delicious. plus only one point? Awesome!

    Hope you feel better soon!!

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  6. kelsey@snackingsquirrel.com
    May 24, 2010 at 10:46 pm (8 years ago)

    that afternoon snack rocked! i would totally love something liek that to re-fuel <3

    btw i admire the fact that u put in oats with those veg burgers. it makes SUCH a difference. ive made some with quinoa and millet too which was heavenly!

    have a super night!

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  7. Lisa @ bakebikeblog
    May 25, 2010 at 12:02 am (8 years ago)

    ooooh these look AWESOME!!!
    Sending lots of get well wishes your way 🙂

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  8. Nicole
    May 25, 2010 at 12:32 am (8 years ago)

    Those veggie burgers look gorgeous, honestly look like hardcore ones you buy from a fancy organic veggie-like store – yummy! Love the chickpea base, I keep seeing them as the base in lots of meals, I ought to buy me some. & ooooatttss! yes yes! Ah, the day I own a food processor, I’m going to go to town in my kitchen! I long for one of those babies!

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  9. Simply Life
    May 25, 2010 at 8:17 am (8 years ago)

    I’ve been wanting to make my own veggie burgers- this is great to see your recipe! Thanks!

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  10. RunToTheFinish
    May 25, 2010 at 9:47 am (8 years ago)

    HI! I saw your comment on healthy tipping point and I wanted to stop by because your comments just really struck me…and perfect day because I am totally going to make these veggie patties tonight now! can’t wait to read more

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  11. A Diggity
    May 25, 2010 at 11:13 am (8 years ago)

    Can’t wait to try the veggie burgers!!

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  12. Ashlei
    May 25, 2010 at 11:29 am (8 years ago)

    I want to make those burgers! I love that they’re green and gluten free!! 🙂

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