How To Make A Veggie Burger

 Quesadillas were on the menu last night, but since I made Angela’s, from Oh She Glows,  “In a Jiffy Spelt Veggie Burgers,” the other night, it was all I was craving! Luckily, I had leftover patties in the fridge!

Whole Wheat English Muffin, 1 Veggie Patty, 2 T roasted red pepper hummus, 1 slice Kraft 2% cheese singles, and a few drizzles of mustard; perfection!

After the ingredients go in to the food processor, it’s not very pretty; just a brown, liquidy mess. I was skeptical to continue on. Who wants to eat brown goo? But then you stir in the flour and it starts to form a sticky “dough.” I made 6 patties because the 8 that were recommended were a little small. I took Angela’s suggestion and topped the finished patty with roasted red pepper hummus. Yum!!

I did make some substitutions for what I already had on hand:

  • replaced spelt flour for whole wheat flour
  • nixed the red pepper and just added more onion and carrot
  • used green leaf lettuce instead of spinach
  • added organic pinto beans instead of chickpeas
  • No sunflower seed or chia seeds on hand, so I added a few more pumpkin seeds.

 My only cautions:

  1. If you have never attempted to eat a veggie burger before, I would suggest trying a “store bought” version first, so you get an idea of how they usually taste. I love Morningstar varieties; Mushroom Lovers’ is a favorite.
  2. With the way the ingredients look after they’ve been processed, you might not want to continue. But keep a positive attitude!! I know you will love them after they’ve baked!
  3. The title implies you can make these, “in a jiffy,” but I have to disagree.  I thought the clean up was a pain and I always count that as part of the total time. I guess I feel cleaning the food processor is annoying. Ha.

Cautions aside, I don’t think I will ever BUY veggie burgers again! These are just scrumptious and MUCH more cost effective!  Visit Angela’s site, “Oh She Glows,” for the complete recipe and directions. Thanks Angela!!

Have you tried veggie burgers before? What is your favorite veggie burger brand or recipe??


6 comments to How To Make A Veggie Burger

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  • I’m so glad you posted this. I’ve been wanting to try homemade burgers, but didn’t have all the ingredients. I love the new site by the way!!

  • Good recommendation for people who’ve never eaten a veggie burger, saying that it might be best to try a packaged-one first. I think that is great advice because the flavor might not be what you’re expecting – as was my experience when I made black bean burgers the other night for the first time. I’d never eaten a veggie burger before, and it took a little bit of getting used to!

  • oh these look so good and healhty! right now my fav burger to buy is sprouted tofu ones from the refrigerator isle. they come in packs of two and are pretty pricey but closer to homemade and since I am lazy……

  • Nice to meet you, too! I actually am from Michigan, so it’s funny that I went to Ohio State. :-) I always say my family lived in Ohio first (we moved to MI when I was 8), so we we’ve always been Buckeye fans. I have a ton of friends that went to U of M, though!

  • Ah, I’m glad you posted this! I wanted to try her recipe but I don’t have spelt flour… I guess it works with others!

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