If you’re trying to save on calories, fat, and cholesterol, then veggie burgers are the way to go. Since most of the ones you find in the freezer segment tend to be fairly flavorless, whip up this recipe that will knock your veggie-burger-lovin’ socks off.
Completely vegan and easier to stimulate than you think, they’re flavored with baked sweet potato, cumin, and fresh parsley. Just whip up the concoction, heat up the patties, and they’re ready to serve to impress your vegetarian and meat-eating friends alike.
Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Quinoa Veggie Burger
From Jenny Sugar, POPSUGAR Fitness
1 small sweet potato, baked
1/4 beaker dry quinoa
1/4 beaker dry barley
15 -ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons parsley
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper( optional)
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 fresh red peppers
Preheat oven to 400 degF. Bake the sweet potato for 45 -6 0 minutes or until soft. While the sweet potato is cooking, cook the quinoa and barley in separate pots until soft, about 30 -6 0 minutes( barley takes a little longer ). Remove the stem and seeds from the red peppers. Cut the whole pepper in quarterss and the half a pepper in half, and roasted all six pieces in the oven for about 15 -2 0 minutes. Once the sweet potato is baked and cooled, combination garbanzo beans, sweet potato, parsley, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt and pepper, flour, and one tablespoon oil in a food processor. Allow the grains to cool, and then in a separate bowl, mixture the bean concoction with the quinoa and barley. Hot the remaining tablespoon of petroleum in a large pan on medium heat. Place heaping spoonfuls of the concoction onto the hot pan, and use the back of the spoon to pat them flat and kind four-inch diameter patties. Brown both sides of each burger. Serve on a bun with one piece of the roasted pepper, sliced into one-thirds.
Nutritional information is for one patty been presented with a slice of roasted pepper.
Source: Calorie Count
Information Category Main Dishes, BBQ Cuisine North American Yield 6 serves Total Time 1 hour, 30 minutes Nutrition Calories per serving 202
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