Veggie Burgers Recipe

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Veggie Burgers Recipe

I have been very very lazy this week!

And it is evident in my blog! I have posted only one recipe in the last nine days!!!!!!!!!!

I have been what the urban dictionary calls, “lazy bum”.

There might be good reason for it. My day job has been a little demanding lately and that makes me come home and just plop in front of the TV.

Then, again, that is just a lame excuse on my part.

While being “plopped” in front of the TV, I could have written a draft for future posts, create a schedule for February recipes, or even worked on writing drafts for some guest blogging opportunities that other bloggers have generously presented to me. I could have totally taken advantage of the latest phenomenon known as “Second Screen Viewers”.

Veggie Burgers Recipe

Instead, I laze around and just watch TV like a mindless drone. Finally, I would go to sleep at 7 P.M and start the cycle all over again at 5:30 A.M.

Lately, I have had no life.

The sad part is that I already had this veggie burgers recipe made over 6 days ago with pictures done too. The only thing left to do was to write up a post.

Veggie Burgers Recipe

Instead, I wanted feel better about my slacking away the week by going around asking other bloggers if they, too, go through a “lazy” phase occasionally.

ALL of them responded with a resounding, “NEVER!!!”.

If you ask me, they responded a little too quickly…..

No blogger I asked ever went through a lazy phase. They are always eager to come up with a recipe entry and post it faster than I can say, “Lazy Bum”.

I wonder what their secret is…

It is not that I don’t like working on my blog. Quite the contrary!

This blog has been exceptionally good to me. Some of the satisfaction I have experienced after posting a blog have been like I have achieved Nirvana!

This blog has given me the outlet and fulfillment that I have been craving for a long time.

Veggie Burgers Recipe

It has also introduced me to the food blogging community and what a community it is!

The women (and men) that belong to this esteemed group are an exceptional group of people. They have day jobs, families to feed, spouses to take care of, kids who take up much of their time and even find time for community service.

After doing all that, they still have time to sit down and blog post! They do it without any griping, grumbling or complaining.

How do these men and women do it??

Veggie Burgers Recipe

I only have half of what they have on their plate, yet, I can’t seem to find enough time and energy to work on my blog.

Someday, I will discover their secret.

Or, perhaps, if you are a food blogger, you could put your secret in the comment section below……???

Veggie Burgers Recipe

In the meantime, I present to you my veggie burgers recipe. It is made entirely from vegetables, as you may have guessed from the name.

It is game day Sunday. Superbowl XLVIII is this Sunday and I think it is between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. These are just words to me. I got this info from Superbowl’s official site!

Personally, I couldn’t care much for the sport. I am interested in it as long as the NY Jets hold my attention. Then, I am try finding interesting things to do on Sundays.

Veggie Burgers Recipe

However, I am surrounded by people who are, to put it mildly, passionate about the sport. And what do they love just as much as the game?  They love Superbowl food!

At every Superbowl party I have been to, there is junk delicious food as far as the eye can see.

There is every food item ranging from chips, popcorn, cheese doodles to Lasagna and casseroles.

Veggie Burgers Recipe

Vegetarians are often overlooked during this Superbowl parties. I suspect it is because vegetarian food conjures up healthy images and this is the one occasion where unhealthy foods are demanded!!!

In the spirit of an unhealthy Superbowl party food entry, I present to you my carb heavy veggie burgers recipe.

My veggie burgers recipe may have been made from all vegetables but it is the frying part that makes them unhealthy. Now, I am NOT talking about deep frying them. A quick shallow fry will be perfect.

If you are insisting on this being a healthy veggie burgers recipe, then I suggest you roast the veggie burger patties. You can toast them in the oven or on the stove top.

Then there is a grilling option which will work great with this patties. If you want to grill these burgers, it will bring out the flavor better than frying them does.

This way, I don’t have to feel guilty about giving you an healthy veggie burgers recipe.

Feel free to tell me about your “lazy” days in the comment section below. I always like to hear from other bloggers and what they experience daily.

Veggie Burgers Recipe

Recipe Details (6 Veggie Burgers Recipe)

Total Time to Prepare: 1 Hour

Ingredients

-  5-6 medium potatoes

-  3 baby eggplants

-  2 small yellow squashes

-  1 green squash

-  1/2 cup of peas

-  1/2 cup of corn

-  1 cup of yellow cherry tomatoes

-  1 tsp whole peppercorns

-  2 1/2 tsps of salt

-  2 Thai Chillies (optional)

-  2 tsp extra virgin oil for roasting the veggies

-  Sunflower oil for frying the patties

-  Burger buns or slider buns for the burgers

-  Onions to top the burger

-  Roma tomatoes to top the burger

-  Jalepeno Jack cheese for the burger

-  Breadcrumbs to coat the veggie burgers with

Pre-preparation

-  Roughly chop up all the eggplants, potatoes, squash and tomatoes

-  Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.

-  Toast the buns or slider buns for the burgers and set aside

Preparation

-  In a baking dish add all the eggplants, potatoes, squash, tomatoes, corn and peas

-  Add the olive oil to the baking dish

-  Add all the salt, pepper & spices to the baking dish and mix well

-  Place in the baking dish in the oven and allow all the veggies to roast for about 25 minutes

-  Remove the veggies from the oven and allow them to cool

-  Using a potato masher, mash all the veggies. If you feel like using a processor, go for it.

-  Make small patties out of the mashed veggies

-  Use the breadcrumbs to coat the patties well

-  Add the Sunflower oil to a frying pan and set it to medium heat

-  Wait for the oil to heat up and then, fry the patties.

-  Fry the patties on both sides and rest on a paper towel. Dab the patties with paper towel to suck off any of the extra oil

-  Bring this veggie burgers recipe to a close by assembling it. In the bottom bun, add a little ketchup and place a veggie pattie on it

-  Add the rounded onions and tomatoes on it

-  Top with the jalapeno pepper jack cheese and close with the top bun

Serve this veggie burgers recipe with a side of sweet potato fries or sweet potato chips







Written by Healing Tomato

A Blog about healing through the art of cooking and the healing powers of the tomato

Comments

    • says

      Thank you so much Lori. Glad you liked the color combination. Colorful dishes is one way to entice non-belivers. By non-believers, I mean those that think vegetarian food is horrible. :)

  1. says

    OK…maybe I’m the second blogger that needs time to just walk away for a couple days. I try to keep up with everything we need to do as bloggers, but sometimes I just shut it down and watch some shows. You’re not alone.

    These veggie burgers look great. Not sure if I could get my meat and potatoes husband to eat them, but I would make them just for me. Love that you roasted your veggies. So much more flavor.
    Sylvia recently posted…Beefy Cheesy Stuffed ShellsMy Profile

    • says

      Thank you so much, Sylvia! I knew there would be bloggers who like to take a few days off. Glad you are one of the “honest” bloggers. :) After a few days off, I come back refreshed and have a renewed love for my blog.

      Let me tell you something about “meat and potato” types of guys. :) they can surprise you. I once served vegetarian lasagna to one such guy and he became a believer! To this day, he wants to eat vegetarian food once a week.

      So, give it a try with your husband and he might surprise you.

  2. says

    Hiya :)

    First saw your veggie burger pics on Twitter thanks to @sweetnsvry. They look delicious enough to make an omnivore like myself gladly grab a mitt full of these burgers. Despite the handle “The Burger Nerd” believe it or not, I love vegetables. Meat may have the savory side of my affection but nothing truly beats the vibrancy of fresh fruit and veg. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    • says

      Thank you, Trevor! You are the most wonderful omnivore for saying these kind words. Good of you to want to try some for yourself, you won’t miss the meat in this recipe. The patties are very meaty.

      I have seen pics of the burgers you put on your site. They are so tempting that I wanted to try them, despite the meat in them. ;)

  3. says

    I tried to leave a comment early this morning, but it looks like it didn’t go through! Anyway, I wanted to tell you that these look really wonderful! They remind me of Indian potato patties, but bigger! I can tell you for sure that I have lazy days and I always wonder how other bloggers are able to keep up with it all! October through December of last year was a challenge for me because I was recovering from a surgery and it was hard to get up the energy to do anything. Glad that’s over and now I can focus again! Hang in there–you’re doing such beautiful food!
    Tracey Hagan recently posted…Downtown Las Vegas Pub Crawl!My Profile

    • says

      Thank you so much, Tracey. I am sorry you had trouble leaving a comment. I had other complaints too so I will look into it.

      I am sorry you had to go through surgery last year. I know that it can be very difficult and i hope you have recovered well. I am sending you tons of hugs and hope you never have to go through that again.

      Thank you for the encouraging words you said to me. I am sure you and I are super great bloggers because we can admit that we have lazy days.

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