The Perfect Veggie Burger

The Perfect Veggie Burger!LGB5

There are a few things I look for in a veggie burger, they are:
* The burger must be structurally sound
* The flavor must be better than just good
* The burger must hold together while cooking and
* The burger must be soft and tender and act like a burger

Well, here it is. Lucinda has out done herself. This is the best veggie burger ever. Give it a try

The Real Deal Veggie Burger

Healthy Solutions               Makes 14 burgers

Featured Platinum Cookware:  The Large Skillet and  Platinum Grill Pan

Mix up 2 flax eggs (2 Tbs. ground flax seed + 6 Tbs. water) in a small bowl and set aside for at least 10 minutes while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

1 can black beans, drained and roughly mashed with a fork or other mashing tool
1 small  sweet onion, diced
1/2 large red bell pepper, diced
1 8 oz package fresh mushrooms, diced
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 medium carrots, finely grated
1 cup oat flour*
1/2 cup almond flour*
2 tsp Mexican Seasoning blend

In Platinum large skillet on medium heat, sauté the onions, red bell pepper, mushrooms and garlic until veggies are soft.  If the veggies have too much moisture place the lid on an angle to allow some air flow .  Place all ingredients in order listed into a large mixing bowl and stir very well so that the spices are evenly distributed.  Add the flax eggs and mix very well.

At this point the mixture can be placed in an airtight container and refrigerated until the next day.  This also makes forming the patties easier.  If you’re ready to grill these burgers place the Platinum Grill pan on medium heat with the lid on.  Divide the mixture into 14 equal sized mounds and then form each patty to a thickness of 1/2 inch.  When the temperature gauge shows 50 C place 7 patties in the pan and place the lid back on.  Set the timer for 12 minutes.  Turn the patties using a pancake turner for best results.  Set the timer for an additional 12 minutes and turn the heat to about 1/2 way between your medium and low.

When the first batch is done place the next 7 patties in the grill pan and repeat the process.  The patties keep well for a couple of days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.  They are even good cold.  Serve as you would the ordinary burger.  A slice of tomato and a bit of red onion with a leaf of lettuce is burger perfection!

*Make your own oat flour using a high speed blender
*Make your own almond flour using a coffee grinder
This recipe is adapted from www.wholelivinglauren.com

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