Brilliant Burgers (vegan)
Happy December Everyone!
Who doesn’t like a burger? I don’t know what it is about them but they always seem to satisfy some kind of craving whether its a meat burger or vegetarian. Now let me tell you something about “vegetarian” burgers. They SUCK. The ones you buy at the supermarket are processed and full of crap and also taste disgusting in my opinion. I would even go as far as saying they are probably worse for your health than a meat burger! SHOCKER. With everything processed its just better to make your own. Homemade cooking always seems to taste better and you always seem to enjoy it more as you feel proud of your creation.
For me cooking is a creative outlet and very therapeutic. I find when I am in the kitchen creating and baking life hardships seem to leave my mind for a bit and the anxiety of the day disappears. Now I know there are some people out there that are total opposites to me, cooking stresses them out and so they tend to avoid. If your one of these try this recipe its easy, simple, non complicated but DELICIOUS and NUTRITIOUS.
- 1 can chickpeas
- 1/2 can flageolet beans or butter beans
- 3 tablespoons of cooked couscous
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 handful of spinach
- 1 handful of fresh basil
- 2 cloves of garlic
- tablespoon of nutritional yeast (optional)
- 1 cooked sweet potato
What you will need to do is chop up the basil and spinach into small pieces. Add the rest of the ingredients into a food processor and blend until you are left with small pieces but you want a bit of chunk in it still. Add the chopped basil and spinach and blend. You may need to add a dash of water if the mixture is too dry.
This step is optional but I find it really helps. I mould the patties in my hand (make them as big or as small as you want) and then roll them lightly in buckwheat flour. This helps them not stick to the frying pan and also helps them hold their form. Like I said this step is optional you don’t have to do it.
Next and final step is to fry off your patties in an oiled non-stick frying pan. You are looking for a crispy outside but soft on the inside. To be honest it doesn’t matter how you cook them they are so incredible I could eat the mixture raw.
There you go! You have a wonderfully healthy but filling and luxurious burger. Serve on its own or place it between a nice wholemeal roll and let me tell you, theres nothing better.
Happy burger making!
Love Georgie x