Monday, June 24, 2013

A Week of Sandwiches: Homemade Veggie Burgers

I wish that we kept better track of the exact measurements of the ingredients in these burgers, because they were FANTASTIC.  Honestly, I don't think the measurements matter too much - if you mix together and cook the ingredients listed below, good things will probably happen.  Next time we invent a recipe, we'll try to be a bit more precise. 

Veggie Burger Patties

1 mashed sweet potato
1 cup or so cooked barley
1 grated carrot
bread crumbs
3-4 finely chopped mushrooms
garlic powder
Fresh herbs (a couple chives, a bit of thyme and rosemary)
Sea salt and Italian herb seasoning mixture

We mixed the above together and baked them at 350 F until they firmed up.  Christopher ate the leftovers for lunch today and said they were even better grilled in a frying pan, giving them a nicer crust on the outside with a soft interior. 

Also, I've decided that barely is my new favourite grain.  Why do I always forget about it!?

Do you like veggie burgers?  Have you ever made your own?  Do you like barely?


Kacy said...

Those look great! I have only cooked bean burgers and they didn't turn out so great. I'll have to give this a try.

Emily said...

These burgers look great! I love the sweet potato.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

I love veggie burgers. The recipe I make calls for mashed black beans and a puree of green peppers and onions. I think... it's been awhile since I made them. They are so good and so good for you. This is a reminder to pull out that recipe and make them again! I grilled them before but I think I would bake them next time as they kind of fell apart a bit on the grill. I will have to try to make your version, too!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE veggie burgers! I've made my own with chickpeas and they came out very tasty!

Allysia said...

These look awesome, I pretty much never use barley but this seems like a good application for it! I always forget about it too. And I've made plenty of veggie burgers in my day, but few have actually been awesome - I think my favorite combo is still sunflower seeds/brown rice/carrot with seasonings.