How to Make Nicely-Shaped Veggie Burgers

When people see my veggie burgers inevitably they mention how nicely shaped the burgers are and they want to know how to make similarly shaped burgers. Somewhere along the line, I forget where,  I learned the following method which I’m showing pictorially. I know, it would be nice if Tom made a video but time is running short here and editing Tom’s videos is very time consuming. So this is what you get tonight…

VEGGIE BURGERS: Baked veggie burgers, ready to eat or freeze!
VEGGIE BURGERS: Baked veggie burgers, ready to eat or freeze!

My tips to make a nicely shaped veggie burger:  After mixing the ingredients, roughly divide the mix into similar sizes depending on the number of burgers you’re making. For each burger, roll the mix around and around in the palms of your hands, shape doesn’t have to be perfect. 

The next steps are shown and explained in these images and captions:

MAKING BUCKWHEAT GROATS and BLACK BEAN BURGER #1
MAKING BUCKWHEAT GROATS and BLACK BEAN BURGER #1: With the palm of your hands, roll the burger mix into a round shape. Then flatten a bit in the palms of your hands. Next and very important, use your thumbs to flatten out the outside edges of the burger by moving the burger around in a circular motions, around and around, until the edges are smooth.
MAKING BUCKWHEAT GROATS and BLACK BEAN BURGER #2
MAKING BUCKWHEAT GROATS and BLACK BEAN BURGER #2: Set the edge of the burger on the Silpat or parchment paper.
MAKING BUCKWHEAT GROATS and BLACK BEAN BURGER #3
MAKING BUCKWHEAT GROATS and BLACK BEAN BURGER #3: For this step, roll the edge of the burger back and forth on the Silpat until the edge is flat and smooth.
MAKING BUCKWHEAT GROATS and BLACK BEAN BURGER #4: This step is the last step – flattening. With your finger tips, mash the burger to make it the thickness that you like. 

That’s IT, easy!

You can use this method on any of our burger recipes. CoachBJ’s delicious whole food, plant-based burgers are created to be firm, keep their shape after baking and they don’t fall apart! Today we made Buckwheat Groats and Black Bean Burgers from my EASY MEALS eCookbook.

  

ENJOY Cooking Whole Food, Plant-Based EASY MEALS with Coach BJ

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NEW! Delicious EASY MEALS made from Whole Food, Plant-Based ingredients. Quick, easy-to-make recipes are offered by food coach – COACH BJ. My mission is to help you to make meals to fit into your tight schedule.  I hope to make your journey easier as you join my team by cooking these delicious nutrient packed recipes.

The 31 EASY MEAL recipes are beautifully presented with a total of 30 attractively photographed images. Recipes include African Style Chick Peas with Freekeh, Angel Hair Pasta and Spinach with Pesto, Baked Beans with Barley and Cabbage, Black Bean Soup, Chili, Marinara Sauce, Pasta Primavera, Polenta with Sauce and Veggies, Roasted Cauliflower and Pasta, Sloppy Joe Lentils  and more – all with a healthy twist. Let’s get back to basics and stay healthy by cooking vegan dishes without adding oil, see how to use less processed foods, enjoy low salt options and cut down on added sugar. Enjoy delicious Plant-Based Recipes to put you at the top of your game! Coach BJ’s recipes are made with the home cook in mind. Nutritional facts are listed. By joining Coach BJ’s team, we can help you reach your healthy eating goals! Create meals made with healthy whole food, plant-based ingredients! Quick online purchase and download, check it out here…  ENJOY COOKING WHOLE FOOD, PLANT-BASED EASY MEALS with COACH BJ.  Easily purchase this eCookbook for $2.99, you can download and have recipes handy to view or print from your digital devices.

In the following gallery, view some of my delicious easy meals featured in ENJOY COOKING WHOLE FOOD, PLANT-BASED EASY MEALS with COACH BJ !

O’Brien Potatoes with Veggies and Chick Peas – Easy Meal, Recipe and Video

O'BRIEN POTATOES

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Enjoy Cooking Whole Food, Plant-Based EASY MEALS with Coach BJ
Enjoy Cooking Whole Food, Plant-Based EASY MEALS with Coach BJ (click on above photo to purchase my downloadable eCookbook from smashwords.com).

You know how much we love fresh bi-colored corn and tomatoes during the summer but use frozen or canned to make it super quickly. Give it a try, use this recipe as a template, you can use any of your favorite veggies and spices to shape your own dish. Guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds.

Bi-Colored Corn in Husk
Bi-Colored Corn in Husk
Garden Fresh Tomatoes
Garden Fresh Tomatoes

Look for my book, the third in the series, published on December 19, 2017. My Easy Meal recipe, O’Brien Potatoes with Veggies and Chick Peas, featured in the  below video, is a recipe included in my book. Let’s get started, take a look!

O’BRIEN POTATOES WITH VEGGIES AND CHICK PEAS:  In a hurry, here’s one for you. No chop, toss in a large skillet. Quick tasty meal in 25 minutes!

Serves: 4 || Prep Time: 15 minutes || Cook Time: 10 minutes

1 (28-ounce) bag frozen O’Brien type potatoes with bell peppers and onions
2 cups frozen or fresh corn
1 (15 1/2-ounce) can chick peas (garbanzo beans), no added salt, include brine
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can or fresh diced tomatoes, no added salt
2 tablespoon dried basil
2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon chili powder, to taste
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
add water, if needed
leafy greens, your choice
Garnish:  Fresh parsley and basil

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Place all ingredients, without thawing, into a large skillet. Mix. Heat until thawed, stir occasionally; simmer for 10-15 minutes. Serve hot over greens. Garnish with fresh parsley and basil.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 340  Calories from Fat 16, Total Fat 2g, Saturated Fat 0g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 335mg, Total Carbohydrate 67g, Fiber 12g, Sugars 9g, Protein 13g

Enjoy this EASY MEAL recipe.
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