Thursday, January 09, 2014

Your New Favorite Burger

Here is a Hutcheson family favorite. You may get as far as the title or the recipe source and automatically put it in the "no way" category. I would say that's just like Isaac saying no to cookies. No matter how much I tell him that he'll like the treat, he's missing a great treat. Although, now that we've started potty training, the word treat has a marvelous ring to him. He'll eat mostly anything with this sweet bell of a word.
(On a budget note, this recipe is the priciest of the ones I've listed.)
Nutty Veggie Burgers from Dreena Burton Let Them Eat Vegan
Makes 5 to 6 Patties
1 ½ cups raw almonds ½ cup raw walnuts ½ cup raw pecans (or more walnuts) 1 small clove garlic, cut into quarters ½ teaspoon sea salt 1 tablespoon ketchup 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon tamari ¼ teaspoon poultry seasoning, or ⅛ teaspoon each of dried thyme and dried sage ½ cup (packed) finely grated carrot ½ cup (packed) finely grated zucchini ½ to 1 cup rolled oats A smidgen of oil, for panfrying
In a food processor, combine the almonds, walnuts, pecans, garlic, and salt. Puree until the nuts are finely ground. Then add the ketchup, nutritional yeast, tamari, poultry seasoning, carrot, and zucchini, and pulse until the mixture becomes dense and is starting to hold together. Pulse in the oats. Remove the blade and shape the mixture into patties.
To cook, lightly oil a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for 5 to 7 minutes on the first side, and then another 3 to 5 minutes on second side until golden brown, working in batches, if necessary.

John Mark simple recipe  There's no simplifying this recipe. It's all good and worthwhile as it is. I'm sure there's some substitutions or variations that you could experiment with for your tastes. I hope you've enjoyed some delicious new and healthy meals in your home, or plan on enjoying once the next grocery trip rolls around. Eat together and enjoy!
(For the record, I'm not anti-McDonalds. The recipe above is my preference over Micky-Dees fine double cheeseburgers.)

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