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I never thought I would like the taste of a veggie burger, so at first I purchased some frozen ones, Veggie Medley by Gardenburger , and realized that they were not as bad as I thought.  Since I am not really a hamburger lover, veggie burger earned my approval.

I like making my own food at home, since it allows me to control what goes into it, and enables me to modify the recipe to my taste.

I looked up some recipes for veggie burgers, and came up with this modified version to fit The Fat Smash Diet.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh corn kernels or frozen, thawed
  • 6 mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 scallions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spinach
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • 3/4 cup brown rice, cooked
  • 1 egg white
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium high heat.
  2. Stir in corn, mushrooms, scallions, and bell pepper.
  3. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add garlic, cumin and cayenne and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in spinach.
  6. Add carrot and brown rice and stir to combine.
  7. Add egg white and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Add some quick oats or more brown rice, if the mixture does not hold together.
  9. Shape mixture into 6 disks and place on a plate.
  10. Cover and chill for 1 hour.
  11. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in non-stick skillet and cook veggie burgers until golden on each side.

Tip: I like to eat these veggie burgers plain in Phase I and II, but in Phase III, there is a choice of whole wheat bread or whole wheat muffin to serve these on.  Veggie Burgers, just like brown rice, are now part of my new food list, which I learned to enjoy.

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2 Responses

  1. emer

    October 7th, 2010 at 5:11 am

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    I like that these have brown rice. I love the nuttiness they give a veggie burger. Usually though I like to use beans too or tofu. Something to give it an extra protein boost and make sure that you have a complete protein. I have more veggie burger recipes here that you might be interested in http://www.everyday-vegetarian-recipes.com/veggie-burger-recipe.html

  2. Suburban Grandma

    October 7th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    2

    Adding beans sounds great to me, but my husband does not like beans. Sometimes I do sneak some mushed up beans for additional nutrition and favor change.
    Thank you for offering your comments and for visiting my post.
    I just tried to check out yours and it was taking me deeper and deeper into other posts…there was not end.


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