It’s been a little while! I’ve been filling up on Thanksgiving leftovers and having dinner with friends, so I was excited to finally have something else delicious to share with you all.
Veggie burgers are definitely one of my favorites. This one has a bit of a Mexican flair to it.
The only thing I regret about this recipe is that I bought cheap-ish buns, which were only okay. Next time, I will have to search the bakery instead. Hopefully I can find something cheap but a bit more fresh!
I also made this wonderful creamy (and vegan!) garlic-y sauce for the burgers, with my most favorite vegetable, cauliflower. Given that it’s mostly vegetable, this is so much better for you than most condiments! Hope you enjoy!
Butternut squash & black bean burgers (adapted from A Slo Life)
1 can black beans
1 medium butternut squash
1/2 tsp minced garlic
3 green onions, chopped
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp paprika
2 tbsp lime juice
1/4 cup panko bread crumbs
- Cook butternut squash as desired. I peeled mine, scooped out the seeds, and cut mine up into cubes. I cooked it in the microwave for about 15 minutes, or until tender.
- Add squash & beans to a food processor. Pulse until in very small chunks, but not quite smooth.
- Pour squash/bean mixture into a large bowl and stir in the remaining ingredients. Add salt & pepper to taste.
- Form into patties and fry in a small pan until a little crispy on both sides.
Creamy garlic sauce
1/2 cup cauliflower
3/4 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp lemon juice
3 tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup milk of choice
2 tsp herbs de provence (you could also use Italian seasoning, though the flavor will be a bit different)
1 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional)
Sea salt to taste
Pepper to taste
- Steam cauliflower until tender.
- Heat garlic on stove in a little olive oil. Cook for 30 seconds or just until fragrant.
- Add cauliflower and olive oil to food processor. Blend and slowly add milk of choice until desired consistency is reached.
- Add additional ingredients and blend to combine.