These veggie burgers are the perfect patty to accompany any burger or wrap.
They’re even delicious on their own, alongside a salad and topped with some cilantro-jalapeno hummus, which I have a recipe for here.
They’re packed with flavors of onion with fresh chives and chopped shallot and a touch of sweetness with sweet potato and corn.
We start by pan searing them to get them crispy on both sides and finish cooking them in the oven where they will expand and become the perfect veggie burger texture.
These veggie burgers are similar to my Sweet Potato and Lentil Patties, yet this time around I’ve made them healthier by eliminating the bread crumbs and I’ve perfected the cooking method.
I used fresh corn, though canned corn would work too.
Vegan Veggie Burgers
1 medium sweet potato
1 can brown lentils
1/4 of a shallot, can sub yellow or red onion
small handful of fresh chopped chives
2 garlic cloves
2 tbsp corn
5 tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
In a pot, bring water to a boil. Peel your sweet potato, chop small and drop in the boiling water and let cook until a fork can easily puncture the sweet potato. Drain the water.
In a big bowl, mash the brown lentils with the sweet potato until it becomes a smooth consistency with some chunks.
Chop the shallot, chives and garlic. Add the shallot, chives, chopped garlic cloves, corn, salt and flour to the bowl. Mix together so the flour is evenly distributed and you can’t see any white left over.
Roll the mixture into patties the size of your palm with your hands. The flour should make the mix not sticky, so if you’re rolling the mixture into balls with your hands and it sticks to you, add 1-2 tbsp more flour.
Heat a nonstick pan to medium heat and place the patties to cook on each side until they turn golden brown. Preheat the oven to 220 C. Once patties are cooked on both sides (3 mins each side), place in the oven to cook for 15-20 mins. They will expand in the oven, so make sure to give them room on the baking sheet.
Top with cilantro jalapeño hummus, mustard, aioli or cashew cheese! Enjoy them on their own or in between a burger bun.
WHAT DID YOU THINK?
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