I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Veggie Burgers

I starting making these when Autumn became a vegetarian. I don't like her to eat processed veggie burgers that you buy from the store. I make these up and then freeze them, ready for her to cook whenever she wants them. Much healthier for her.

(serves 8)

*2 teaspoons olive oil
*1 small onion, grated
*2 cloves garlic, minced
*2 carrots, shredded
*1 small yellow squash, shredded
*1 small zucchini, shredded
*1 1/2 cups rolled oats
*1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
*1 egg, beaten
*1 tablespoon soy sauce
*1 cup riced, cooked, and cooled (brown or white)
*1 1/2 cups all-pourpose flour

~Heat the olive oil in a skillet over low heat, and cook the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes until tender.
~Mix in the carrots, squash, & zucchini.
~Continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes.
~Remove pan from heat, and mix in oats, cheese, rice & egg.
~Stir in soy sauce.
~Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
~Refrigerate, covered, for 1 hour.
~Preheat stove top grill or skillet to medium-high heat.
~Place the flour on a large plate.
~Four the veggie mixture into 8 round patties.
~Drop each patty into the flour, lightly coating both sides.
~Oil the stove top grill or skillet.
~Grill each patty for 5 minutes on each side, or until heated through and nicely brown.
~Remove from heat, and place on a hamburger bun and fix as you like.

-Add 1/4 cup frozen corn, thawed; when adding oats, cheese & rice.
-Add 1/4 mushrooms, chopped; when adding squash & zucchini.
-Add red pepper flakes for some kick.

Vegan Variation:
-Substitute egg for 1/4 cup silken tofu and 1/2 teaspoon of liquid smoke.
-Substitute soy sauce for 'soya sauce' or 'grape seed oil'.

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