(Makes 6-10 burgers)
The "Veggie Ville Burger" was created while my husband and I were spending some time in Nashville, Tennessee for a couple of months! While he was working on music in the studio, I was able to stay in our bus and play in the kitchen! I threw oatmeal, beans, and veggies together and this dish blossomed into a masterpiece! While we were in Nashville, we were able to meet up with some dear friends that we do not get to see often enough, they heard my husband talking of this recipe and wanted to try it! So... Terry, Dianne, and Ruth, this one is dedicated for each of you! Enjoy!
-2 cups black beans, drained and rinsed
-1 3/4 cup tomatoes, chopped
-1 garlic clove
-1/2 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
-1/2 onion of your choice, chopped
-3 green onions, chopped
-1 cup of carrots, chopped
-1 1/2 cup of cilantro
-2 1/2 cups of old-fashioned rolled oats
Preheat your grill, stove, or oven to 400 degrees!
Process black beans, tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño, onion, green onion, carrots, and cilantro in food processor until evenly mixed.
Pour oats in a BIG bowl and add ground veggie to the bowl and mix, squeeze, and squish with your hands! HINT: TAKE YOUR RINGS OFF! =)
When ground veggie is fully mixed with the oats, begin to form into burger patties!
You can put these on the barbecue grill, non stick skillet, or in the oven! Whatever tickles your fancy! I personally, use our George Foreman non-stick grill! It works great and comes out perfectly crispy! HINT: When you first place your ground veggie on the grill or pan it may seem like it's not going to stay formed together, BUT HAVE NO FEAR, let it warm up a bit and it will form into a blissfully crispy burger patty!
Serve on whole-grain burger buns (the Ezekiel 4:9 brand is wonderful) with kale (or lettuce), tomato, onion, spicy brown mustard, and my heavenly hummus (recipe under the basics tab)!
Enjoy the bliss of raw veggies, endless natural enjoyment, and the contentment of eating truth!