Often, the term “veggie burger” conjures up memories of some dry, unappealing patty that really has no business being included in the burger family. This is not that. The patty is a mixture of quinoa, chickpeas, oats and cornmeal with bell pepper and onion stirred in. I was definitely wary that they might turn out dry or flavorless but no – this meal was spectacular. The patties are sturdy and filling, and while they taste pretty darn good one their own, they are amazing topped with the cabbage-carrot-cilantro slaw and sweet and spicy peanut sauce. We ate them on our favorite burger buns, but they are just as good sans bun.
I made this meal over the weekend and I could hardly wait to share it with you. Though I’m not officially a vegetarian, we eat meatless more often than not. As a result, I’m constantly on the lookout for meatless meals that are every bit as filling and satisfying as something more carnivorous. These burgers are one of our biggest kitchen wins in a while, and I know we will be making them frequently. I’m already thinking about putting them on the menu again next week!