Baby it is BBQ Party season and I am damn excited! These Burgers are the perfect addition to your next gathering and I promise you that they will be the star of the show. They are super delicious, nutritious and easy to follow! When asked about these babies you can ensure all your guests that they are made from natural food, vegetarian + vegan and even recommend the recipe for their plant based diet recipes collection!
I made these last night for Andrew and he fell in love. He said that they probably wouldn’t have been the same without the homemade “Big Mac Sauce” or Thousand Island so please do not skip out on that!
BOB’S RED MILL’S LENTILS!
This recipe I made with my fav, Bob’s Red Mill’s lentils and quinoa for their #RedMillAndBlue celebrations for the 4th of July. These ingredients serve as a great base to bind the burgers together, and are loaded with health benefits for your plant based diet. Their lentils are one of my go-to’s in my pantry. Lentils are used extensively in Indian cooking and can be thrown into soups, curries, salads, and more. They also serve as a great base and nutrient source in vegan, plant based cooking.
The quinoa in this vegetable fritters recipe is another star ingredient. Quinoa is a go-to in my plant based diet. Bob’s Red Mill has three different varieties of the grain you can use, but I used their organic quinoa grain. What’s great about quinoa is it doesn’t take much time at all to make, plus it’s a nutritious alternative to couscous and white rice in many recipes.
Quinoa is a source of complete protein and a good source of dietary fibre. It’s naturally gluten free, and is great in any vegan diet. Some of the benefits of quinoa is:
One of the most protein-rich foods you can eat
Contains almost twice as much fibre as most other grains
Line a large baking sheet with parchment and spray with coconut oil or olive oil – set aside
Into a food processor add all the ingredients for the burger patties. Blend till smooth, the mixture should almost stick together. Using a 1/2 cup mould begin shaping your patties. You can add a bit of coconut oil and bread crumbs to the 1/2 cup to avoid sticking, then smack down the mould and release your patty on the baking sheet. Once you have all your patties shaped then pat them down gently to flatten them for even cooking.
Cook in the oven for 30-35 minutes and flip them half way through. You want them nice and golden brown. You can also cook on a BBQ, on a cast iron or on Tin foil for 10 minutes a side.
In the mean time prepare all your fixins, toast your buns and make your thousand island.
TIP: add your sauce to the bottom bun then the rest is a free for all! ENJOY!