My usual go to ingredients for veggie burgers are mixed veggies with some beans (garbanzo, black beans, black eye peas to name a few) or paneer. Not having any of my regular items on hand, I used broccoli to make the burgers. Even the little one liked them. The one advantage of making burgers is that I can pretty much squeeze in anything and my son will eat them provided all the accompaniments (lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, ketchup and sesame seed bun) are there. I steamed broccoli and mixed in a mashed potato, some sauteed onions and garlic, bread crumbs and all-purpose flour and some spices to bring it all together. I made the patties and toasted them. We enjoyed them on lettuce wraps to keep them low carb and they were delicious. The little one of course had it with the bun. Yummy!
Broccoli – 2 small crowns (3 cups) chopped up
Potato – 1 large (boiled and mashed)
Bread crumbs – ¼ cup
All-purpose flour – 2 tbsp.
Onion – 1 medium (diced small)
Garlic – 2 cloves (1 tbsp.) diced small
Turmeric – ¼ tsp
Curry powder – ½ tsp.
Chilli powder – ¼ tsp (optional)
Salt to taste
Oil 2 tbsp. for making burgers + extra for toasting burgers
Cut broccoli into small florets and steam them till bright green and slightly tender.
Boil, peel and mash a potato.
In a pan, add 2 tbsp. oil and add chopped onion and garlic and saute till onion is translucent, add steamed broccoli and mashed potato, salt, curry powder, turmeric and chilli powder and mix well and stop cooking.
Add bread crumbs and all-purpose flour and mash everything with a potato masher.
When it is all mixed well together, start forming patties. If the mix feels a bit dry, sprinkle some water. If it is too wet, add a little more bread crumbs.
Heat a skillet and toast the patties in some oil on both sides till they are roasted.
Serve with onion, lettuce tomatoes, ketchup, any other dip or toppings of your choice.
You could also replace your bun with lettuce and make it a lettuce wrap.
I made a jicama, cabbage and carrot slaw with a light dressing of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, pepper and some honey as a side dish. It was light and refreshing!
Enjoy with your favorite toppings!
We added lettuce, tomatoes and I melted some jack cheese on the burger. My first preference in American cheese (only in burgers), we did not have it at home, so we went with jack cheese.
I also made a spicy and sweet sour cream with a drizzle of Sriracha hot sauce and ketchup to go with the burgers. Yummy!