In my continuing quest to try as many veggie burgers as possible, last week I put together yet another recipe from 1,000 Vegan Recipes. Honestly, I didn’t know I was on such a quest, but given that I keep trying new burger recipes every time I get a chance, I think it’s official.
Behold Golden Veggie Burgers! The basic ingredients in these are pretty standard as far as veggie burgers go: a bean (chickpeas), a binder, (vital wheat gluten), and something to season them (onion), but the addition of yellow bell pepper gives them the lovely golden color that the name suggests. The onions and bell pepper get sauteed in a little olive oil, then everything goes into the food processor. Call me a geek, but I love tossing anything with vital wheat gluten in the food processor and watching it clump together.
Keeping with the yellow theme, I served these up with some corn on the cob, touted as “first of the season” at the grocery store. It was exceptionally good! Very firm and sweet, just the way I like it. The burgers were delicious, too, although I think I may bake them next time instead to help them hold together better. They were a little on the messy side!
Just a side note to wherever there’s edible corn this early: send me some of your weather. Please. It’s still pouring rain in upstate NY.
Question for the comments: What’s your favorite veggie burger (homemade or store-bought), and why?