NO SOY Veggie Burger Recipe!
Ever get tired of frozen Veggie Burgers? Get grossed out by too much soy product or weird ingredients? No Soy Veggie Burger Recipe is the way to go then. No This is not a brand or a label… yet! No Soy Veggie Burger Recipe a.k.a Potato Veggie Burger is a delicious food for all! Your meat and potato kind of guy will LOVE this burger!! Well… Minus the meat.
I Like Burgers! YEAH, I said it. Burgers. Beef. Meat. Bison. Turkey. Veggie and Potato. All of them are so delicious to me. For some reason though, I don’t really like soy burgers. There’s really only one veggie burger with soy protein in it that I’m okay with and that’s Gardenburger’s black bean chipotle burger. Even that burger has way too many ingredients packed into it than I care to consume. When a food item, especially a “health food” item contains such questionable ingredients such as: Textured soy protein, maltodextrin, disodium inosinate, carrageenan, disoduium guanylate, modifies cornstarch, I’m hesitant to purchase and eat these products. These ingredients are some of the various names that contain MSG or form MSG while processing. I suppose all in moderation! The occasional consumption of such coined health foods is alright. Yet the more I learn about healthy eating the more I feel like these so called healthy foods are no better than an old fashioned burger or cookies and fries… they’re probably even better for you than any over consumption of long listed processed and unpronounceable ingredients. That’s a mouthful! And you know what else is a MOUTHFUL???!!!??? You Betcha! THE NO SOY VEGGIE BURGER RECIPE POTATO STYLE!
Clear the kitchen and Give yourself some time. Not TOO MUCH time, but you want to be able to enjoy the cooking process, right???
So What you’ll need are Potatoes, corn on the cob, carrots, grains, beans, seeds and nuts, onion and garlic and some additional herbs of your choice. I like fresh fennel and basil.
Gather all of your vegetables and prep them. Slice and dice up carrots, peas, peppers, onions. You can go simple or extravagant. I prepare about a handful of each type of vegetable. Also gather any seeds that you wish to include. Half a handful of sunflower seeds and half a handful of pumpkins seeds will work. Set all these ingredients to the side and you’ll mix these in once the rice/grain & potatoes are ready.
You will need 3 medium sauce pans in order to make your no soy veggie burger. Of course you can always make it with one pot, but it will take longer when you piggyback your steps. In One pot, boil the potatoes. For this recipe I boil about 5 medium sized potatoes. I leave the skins on and I puncture small wholes into them. I prefer mixing red and yellow skinned potatoes. Once these are boiled you can continue to prep them as you would your favorite mashed potato recipe or simply go basic with mashing them up and add a little milk or milk substitute as needed.
You will need one more medium saucepan to steam some rice or quinoa. I like to mix the two. Just be sure to read the label. Some rices take much longer than others as well as the quinoa. Once the rice / grain is cooked you can add two cans of beans. I like to mix kidney beans and adzuki beans but really this is up to your preference.
Mix all the ingredients! Rice, quinoa, mashed potatoes, corn, veggies and seeds. Stir well until all ingredients are evenly mixed.
Voila! Now simply set aside for approximately 45 minutes. You can always cover this and place in the refrigerator.
Your No Soy Veggie Burger Recipe is Practically Finished! This dish is even ready to eat as is! I even scoop aside one or two cups of the mixture and save it for a soup. Just add some veggie or chicken broth and heat over the stove for five minutes. Add sliced avocado and melt some fresh raw cheese over and serve to enjoy! This is a hearty and healthy soup that I really enjoy.
After the mixture has cooled you are ready to turn your mixture into no soy veggie burger patties!
Scoop out a small handful of the veggie mixture and press out into a patty. Grill this in a skillet with cooking spray or olive oil. Cook each side for approx. three minutes. You can also use a Foreman grill if you have one. The larger the veggie patty, the more likely your burger will crumble a bit. If you stick with a smaller patty then the burger will stay together. Either way, it makes for a great sandwich.
This mixture will make about 12 burgers. You can either keep the veggie mixture in a bowl and store in the refrigerator for up to one week or make into individual patties and place each patty on some wax paper and proceed to wrap it in plastic wrap and store in a zip lock baggie. these will keep in the freezer for about one month or so.
Another option for this no soy veggie burger recipe mixture is to mix it with chicken broth or veggie broth and turn it into a soup! This is a hearty and healthy meal. Simmer over the stove for a few minutes until hot and then add fresh avocado and cheese and Serve.
Check out this site For more information on why to opt for a no soy veggie burger recipe. There is some good info on some of the not so good for you ingredients that are packed into ‘health foods’.
Eat Happily for Your Health!!!
- 6 small to medium potatoes.
- 1 corn on the cob.
- 1 carrot.
- fresh herbs (parsley, cilantro, fennel…)
- 1/2 cup of any additional veggies of choice.
- small onion
- 1/4 clove of garlic.
- 1 cup of quinoa.
- 1 cup of rice
- 1/2 cup of mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin…)
- 2 cans of beans (kidney, adzuki…)
- 2 Tbsp of milk or almond milk for mashing potatoes.
- olive oil for grilling.
- Boil Potatoes, Corn and Steam the rice / quinoa. You may season these as you wish! Mash the potatoes and break off the corn kernels when cooled.
- Once rice and grains are cooked, add the beans and mix well.
- Add chopped vegetables and herbs and mix all ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
- Ready to serve AS IS if you want a healthy snack or add to soup broth and voila! you have a yummy soup!!!
- Set this bowl aside for 45 minutes to an hour. You may place this in the fridge for faster cooling.
- Roll into small patties and grill over the stove for 3 minutes on each side.
- serve on bread of choice and add condiments.
- I like spicy mustard!
- Add your favorite sandwich toppings.
- * I like to add apple slices and some raw sharp cheddar cheese and avocado, tomato, and fresh garden lettuce.
- Serve and Share!
- Chew WELL : )