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!
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:
- 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.
- 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!
- 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??Print