One of my favorite bloggers released her new book, and this is her flagship recipe for GLUTEN FREE VEGGIE BURGERS. Do I feel bad that I am adding bacon and cheese onto her almost perfect concoction? A little bit. But, OH SHE GLOWS, let me tell you, the final dish is one of our favorite guilty indulgences…even without the add ons.
The burgers get the super fresh taste from the cilantro, which gets chopped and minced with the rest of the ingredients. The garlic and the cumin also come through, as the patty holds together extremely well. I’m a fan of the baking method versus the cast iron pan and all the other crazy stuff that dirties the stove. So, even more brownie points to Angela!
And we were even more excited for our lunch when Glutino kindly sent us two loaves of their brand new bread: Multigrain and White Sandwich. Both of them gluten free, spongy and aromatic. We can even eat them out of the bag – no toasting needed.
- ½ cup onion, diced
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 2.5 tbsp ground flax
- 1 cup oats GF
- 2 toasted slices of Glutino Multigrain Gluten Free Bread
- 1 cup grated carrots
- 1 cup cooked black beans, rinsed and roughly pureed or mashed
- ¼ cup of fresh cilantro
- ¼ cup almonds
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp Tamari
- Read more: http://ohsheglows.com/2011/07/13/our-perfect-veggie-burger/#ixzz2vtRhCJfX
- Heat the oven at 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, grind the oats, then add the almonds. Pulse the almonds until chopped. Add the rest of the ingredients and process until mixed well. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape each into a patty with your hands.
- Carefully set and align on the baking sheet. Cook for 25 minutes. Serve.
Each burger is around 199 calories, with at least 9 grams of protein. I had a pretty big workout (400 calories burned at a bootcamp-style class where I had to do mountain climbers on a gliding surface!) so I indulged with the bread, the cheese and the bacon. The total calories of the plate pictured here is 375, inclusive of the sauce (Dijon mustard, nutritional yeast, tahini and garlic).
This has been a tough week as poor Crispy got spayed. Here’s a picture of her today, all sad from within her blue cone. She didn’t even come to the table to beg for the bacon, which is one of her faves. We love you Crispers! You can check more of Crispy’s pictures at GoldenDoodleDaily.
Yes, we received free product from Glutino! The opinions in this post are entirely my own and the bread is delicious, so what are you waiting for??