Next time you’re in the mood for a little kick to your veggie burgers, give this recipe a whirl! They’ll blow your socks off 😉
2 tablespoons olive or canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon crushed fennel seeds
1 1/2 cups white button mushrooms, chopped
1 1/2 cups cooked and drained chickpeas
1 medium carrot, grated (about 1 cup)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
3 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
(Add some feta cheese (if you’re vegan, add vegan cheese if desired), a gluten free bun (or whatever you like best) tomato, lettuce, red peppers, etc. Anything your heart desires really!)
1. In a medium nonstick skillet over medium high heat, warm 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the onion, curry powder, coriander, and fennel. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 2 minutes, or until the onion starts to soften. Add the mushrooms. Stir to mix. Cover and cook for about 4 minutes longer, or until the liquid pools in the pan. Uncover and cook for about 3 minutes more, or until the liquid is evaporated.
2. Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Add the chickpeas. Pulse until well chopped. Transfer to a bowl. Add the carrot, walnuts, cilantro, salt, and pepper and mix well.
3. Lightly dust hands with flour. Shape the mixture into six 4″ wide patties.
4. In a large skillet over medium heat, warm the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Place the patties in the pan. Cook for about 4 minutes, or until browned on the bottom. Flip and cook for about 4 minutes longer, or until heated through.
Makes 6 servings. Per serving: 169 cal, 8.9 g fat (1.1 g sat), 18.2 g carbs, 4.7 g fiber, 17.9 mg sodium, 5.6 g protein