I don't know why but I got this idea to make my own veggie burger. Where does that come from? I have been trying to indulge these odd desires...
Let it be known that I have never made a veggie burger. I didn't read a single recipe on how one might go about this.
This one tasted delicious! My husband and I both enjoyed it immensely! However it did not stay together the way one would hope a burger would. Did I mention that it tasted fantastic?
Try it, tweak it, let me know if you have better success keeping it together!
1 eggplant, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
salt and pepper
1 15oz can of black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/4 cup of rolled oats
1 egg, beaten
2 TBS of Dijon mustard
1 tsp of grill seasoning
Spread the eggplant, bell pepper, and onion over a large baking sheet. Mix with 2 TBS of olive oil and 1/2 tsp of salt and pepper. Bake at 400degrees for 25-30 minutes until soft and the vegetables have started to give off some juice. In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the eggplant, bell pepper, onion, garlic, and black beans. Add in 2 more TBS of olive oil. Place the mixture in a large bowl and add in the oats, grill seasoning, egg, and Dijon mustard. Mix well and form into 6 patties. In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 TBS of olive oil. Place the veggie burgers in the skillet and cook for 4-5 minutes per side. Serve with English muffins and whatever toppings you enjoy on a typical burger. Enjoy!