Tuesday, October 16, 2012


I mean sometimes, you just want to put something "meaty" into your mouth.  Who doens't like to make a "burger" type dish with all the fixings?  This is a wonderful vegan / vegetarian burger you can eat as a great burger or even alone with you favorite creamy sauce and a side salad.  I drizzled on my favorite chipotle sauce and it was so good!





1/2 a pound of kale, large stems removed and finely chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 pound sweet potato, steamed, peeled and cut in to small chunks
2 cups quinoa, cooked per instructions
1 small or 1/2 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
3 round tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 lemon, juice of
1-1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
3/4 cup garbonzo flour mixed with equal parts water
Extra virgin olive oil
You can find my vegan chipotle ranch sauce HERE.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Cook quinoa according to directions. Fluff with a fork and set aside.  Combine all the ingredients except the garbonzo flour and water well with your hands.  Mix the garbonzo flour and water in a measuring cup then pour the flour mixture into the quinoa mixture and combine thoroughly.  Wet your hands with water, and form 6-1″ thick quinoa patties. Pat edges of patties to firm up–rewetting hands with water if needed.  Heat a large stove top pan with extra virgin olive oil brown patties for 4 minutes on each side.  Transfer to a baking sheet and bake for additional 15-18 minutes until golden brown and crispy.  Remove from oven, plate, garnish, and serve.

*Optional: for a lower fat version, skip the pan sear and put the patties straight into the oven onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for an additional 10 minutes until cooked through.

I love this recipe because you can definitely change up the ingredients and make different versions. This has defnitely become one of my family's go to recipes.



Simply Smitten Photography said...

Do you have a substitute for the garbanzo flour?

Felicia said...

Simply Smitten Photogrphy~

Hello! If you aren't gluten free you can use egg substitutes and bread crumbs. I haven't tried it with regular flour yet. Thank you for visiting. xF

uknowlikeaustralia said...

Yummy, yum, yum!!! My family ate these last night and they really hit the spot. I think our chef :) added a bit more spice/seasoning and we made "burgers". I just used my second patty as the filling for spinach leaf "tacos". So full and satisfied!

Felicia said...

uknowlikeaustralia, so glad they came out great!! We'll eat these as burgers next too!! xF

Lyndsay said...

What could be substituted for the sweet potato? I love them, but am very allergic. Thanks!

Felicia said...

Hi Lydsay,
You could definitely try substituting it with regular potato, or even lentils or your favorite bean. My stomach is growling just thinking of it. xFelicia

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