Easy to make veggie burgers that even meat eaters will love!
1 cup green split peas,
(cooked & mashed)
1 veggie burger patty, broken into fine pieces
(mushrooms can be substituted for this ingredient–that is what I originally wanted to use)
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
(about 2 slices whole wheat bread)
Red & green pepper (3 small strips each),
1 small clove garlic, minced
1/8 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp chili powder
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tbsp dried onion
salt & pepper, to taste
1 tsp. spicy brown mustard
Couple of tbsp of olive oil + 1 tsp.
*Split peas do not require soaking, however, for this recipe, they will be cooked a little longer to make them easier to mash–cook about 1 1/2-2 hours on low heat. * In large bowl, combine mashed split peas, veggie burger, bread crumbs, peppers, and garlic–mix well. Sprinkle seasonings over mixture, and stir to distribute. Add brown mustard and 1 tsp olive oil–stir. Mixture should just hold together and be somewhat firm but still moist. Cover bowl and refrigerate mixture for about 10-15 min. Shape into balls (as many as desired–I got about 4 relatively medium sized patties) , flatten into patties, and set aside. Heat olive oil in frying pan. When pan is heated, slowly add one patty at a time to pan, and brown on both sides–about 3 min. Patties should maintain shape while cooking–cook longer if needed. Remove from pan, drain on paper towels. Serve warm!