For my final step in adding beans to my diet, I got a recipe for healthy veggie burgers. Of everything I've made so far, I thought last night's ingredients made an incredibly tasty-looking picture:
Excitingly healthy looking, right? Well, I was excited. And then I learned some things:
- My food processor is tiny. I could only fit about a quarter of this stuff in there at a time, so, getting the mixture prepped took almost an hour, and got super messy at times.
- You should read the whole recipe before you decide that's the right one for you. I actually got the mixture all together, ready to press it into patties, when I saw the recipe called for them to be pan-fried instead of baked (what the hell, recipe??). And my fallback recipe had only Celcius instructions for the stove (yeah, I'd had too many glasses of wine for conversions). So I ended up winging the cooking time and temp.
- All vegan recipes call for way too many onions. I like (cooked) onions as much as the next guy, but seriously, sometimes less is more. I'm glad I used my judgement on this one.
Chickpea veggie burger with lettuce and tomato on whole wheat bun.