Friday, March 23, 2012

Vegan Carrot and Sesame Burgers

I'm finding that its not difficult to make something good out of things in the refrigerator that need to be eaten. Some of it takes research, other times the know-how comes from previous recipes. In this case, I found 'Oh She Glows', and applied my own ingredients to a recipe that had great reviews. I found these to come out really good, and very tasty. 

Other than prep time, this is a quick meal to make.

1/2 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup carrots, shredded
1 cup black beans, cooked
1 cup sesame seeds
1 cup almond meal / flour
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. oregano
1 tsp. cumin
1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
salt and pepper

In a skillet, saute the minced garlic in a tablespoon of oil, then add the onions. In a mixing bowl, mash the beans and mix in all the ingredients except for the spices. Add spices and mix well. 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Shape burgers and set on baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes, flip, and bake for another 15 - 20 minutes.