Fantastic Veggie Burgers

Homemade veggie burgers can be a bit of work to put together, but they invariably taste much better than the bland frozen variety. You can make big batches and refrigerate or freeze them for another day.

rose water created her own recipe, with terrific results:

1 cup lentils, boiled until tender
1/2 cup wheatberries, boiled until tender
2 shallots, sliced and fried
1 or 2 carrots, grated
1 red pepper, minced
Several beet green stalks, cut into 1/4-inch slices
Handful fresh basil, chopped
Handful cilantro, chopped
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons spicy-sweet prepared mustard
1 teaspoon black sesame seeds
1 teaspoon toasted cumin seeds
Aleppo pepper, salt, and pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Mash together all ingredients, shape into patties, and bake 10 minutes.

abud says Heidi Swanson’s Ultimate Veggie Burgers are incredible, and also recommends CHOW’s recipe.

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