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A while back I posted about some homemade veggie burgers using a modification of a recipe from Guy Fieri. The problem with those burgers is that while they pack a lot of flavor they require more than 2 dozen ingredients to impart that flavor. My goal with this kitchen original recipe was to create a flavorful burger with a dozen ingredients, many that you have on hand in your pantry. And also keep the process simple. While I have to call these patties instead of burgers (I will tell you why later), these are gluten-free and served over a salad of lettuce, tomato and avocado, make for a flavorful and filling dinner (and there are still a few in my fridge for lunches this week).
For those of you keeping score, each burger is worth 4 weight watchers points plus.
Ingredients for patties
On a lined baking sheet, put 1 cup of frozen corn, a jalapeno (you will only need 1/2 for the recipe, so I have a cocktail idea for that other half, don’t worry) and onion (do not dice yet). Roast at 450F for about 10 minutes (the jalapeno should get a nice char on it).
In a large bowl, combine the 3 beans. Add the bell peppers and cilantro.
Allow the onion and jalapeno to cool before dicing. Add with the corn to the bowl of ingredients. Using a food processor, pulse about 1/2 the mixture to get a thick hummus-like consistency. Add the pulsed mix back into the bowl. Season with cumin, salt and pepper. Mix together.
Form patties with your hands. This recipe will make 6 patties. I actually made a small pattie and cooked it up to check the seasoning before forming the other patties. Place the formed patties on a lined baking sheet, cover with plastic, and store in the refrigerator until ready to cook. I left mine overnight.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for 3-5 minutes on each side to get a little crust. The patties do not hold together great, something I need to work on next time, which is why Meghan said I should not refer to them as burgers.
Also, we served ours over a salad, creating the burger flavor with some caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, tomatoes and avocado. I also made some homemade potato chips with baked sliced potatoes, as well as fried pickles (yup you read that right).