Veggie Burgers

This weekend, I decided to do a little cooking in order to stock up my freezer. One of Dave’s favorite fast meals is to microwave veggie burgers. Unfortunately, most of the veggie burgers now have some form of corn in them, and Dave is allergic to corn (a rather inconvenient allergy). So, I decided to make some veggie burgers, and I think they turned out all right.

veggie burgers

Mushrooms going through the grinder.


  1. 1 Eggplant
  2. 1 large box of baby bella mushrooms (from Sam’s club)
  3. 1 large white onion, diced
  4. 3 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 3 stalks celery, diced
  6. 1 can chickpeas
  7. 1 cup pearled barley
  8. Panko bread crumbs
  9. 2 tablespoons flax seeds
  10. 3 cups water
  11. 2 bay leaves
  12. Coriander
  13. Salt
  14. Pepper
  15. Coconut oil.

And the instructions:

  1. Put oven on 350.  After washing the Eggplant and the mushrooms, place them on a cookie sheet and put into the oven, towards the top of the oven.  They should be in there for about one hour.  I found it was enough time to take them out after everything else was ready.
  2. Put barley, bay leaves, and water in a pot on the stove over low heat.  Stir occasionally until water is completely absorbed / evaporated (this will take some time).
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil in a pan, then add the garlic, onion, and celery.  Season with coriander, salt, and pepper to taste.
  4. Split the chickpeas in half.  Chop half of them and put in a large bowl.  Reserve the second half.
  5. After steps 1-3 are completed, let the ingredients cool.  One at a time use the Kitchenaid grinder attachment to grind the barley, mushrooms, eggplant, onion mixture, and reserve chickpeas into the big bowl.  Mix well with a big spoon.
  6. Mix in the flax seeds and panko bread crumbs and mix well.
  7. Heat coconut oil in a pan.  Form mixture into patties and place in the pan.  Cook on both sides, then enjoy or freeze!  (Well, I’m hoping that freezing will work).
veggie burgers

Before being pattied.

Veggie Burger!

Final Product

Note: This recipe was inspired by a Vegan (Cheese) Burger recipe that I found with the help of Google.

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5 Responses to “Veggie Burgers”

  1. Ma Says:

    So, how did they taste?

    • bfasy Says:

      This evening I was told by a vegetarian that they are the best veggie burgers they’ve ever had. So, I think that is a success! 🙂

      • Ma Says:

        Yes! I had a veggie burger in Lake Placid many years ago that was out of this world. The next year, it was off the menu! I’ve never had one as good since, so I’ll tell Pa to make your recipe. 🙂

      • bfasy Says:

        The reheat was a bit mushy, but still very good. Let me know if he has any suggestions for improvement. 🙂

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