I have had homemade veggie burgers on my “to do” list for a very long time and it wasn’t until a facebook reader asked if I had a recipe did I finally decide it was time to do it.
I must have 5 – 6 different recipes saved from over the years and although I’ll get around to trying them all, I decided this would be the first one I’d try.
The reason being is probably because it has two of my favorite ingredients – black beans and quinoa.
The creator of the recipe, Sonali at TheFoodiePhysician gives a really good explanation of how she came up with the perfect combination of ingredients for this recipe.
But since I’m famous for taking “short-cuts” when making recipes, I made the lazy version (just put everything in a bowl and stir), and it still came out very nicely.
Another thing I’m pretty proud of is that I tackled another thing on my “to do” list and that was to make homemade vegan hamburger buns. Yes, I did it!
So here’s an easy homemade veggie burger recipe with a homemade vegan bun recipe to follow that has lots of healthy vegan protein from the black beans and quinoa.
Note #1: The original recipe gave two options for cooking them: oven or on the griddle. I used the oven option and they were fine, but you just need to make sure they are cooked until they are nice and crispy – very important. Otherwise they will be a little limp and fall apart.
Note #2: I didn’t refrigerate mine for a couple of hours or overnight as directed in the original recipe, and they were fine.
Note #3: I didn’t freeze mine so I don’t know if they will freeze well, but the original recipe says they can be frozen individually so that’s good to know.
Note #4: Next time I make them, I will probably increase the seasonings/spices just a little bit, so start with the recipe amounts and adjust accordingly to your taste.