What happens when beautifully roasted vegetables and Engine 2 Falafel Hummus meet? Would you believe they become a delicious veggie burger?
Don’t have loads of time in the kitchen? Well, Engine 2 Hummus and roasted veggies will give you delicious and nutrient-dense, plant-strong burgers. This is when “batch-roasting” comes in handy, because if you have the vegetables ready-made, these burgers are super quick to put together.
With the beginning of summer before us, these burgers can easily become the focal point for your summer gatherings. I really like Engine 2 Hummus, and the fact that it can be used in so many ways. Take a look-see at this easy recipe, and you’ll have dinner in a flash.
Container (8 ounces) of Engine 2 Hummus (Falafel or Spicy Black Bean work best)
2 cups of rough-chopped, roasted vegetables (onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, and peppers)
3/4 cup of cooked quinoa or brown rice
2 finely minced cloves of garlic
1/2 cup of oat flour (make your own in a blender)
1/4 cup of old-fashioned oats (to add texture)
1 tablespoon of flaxmeal
1 teaspoon of low-sodium Tamari
Making the Burgers
Preheat oven to 400 degrees (F).
Take the chopped veggies, and place them in a bowl. Add the flour, and coat the vegetables well. This will add some heft to the burgers, and prevent them from getting soggy. Mix well. Add the container of hummus.
Add the minced garlic, whole oats, flax meal, and Tamari, and mix well.
Allow to sit for five minutes. Using a four-ounce kitchen scoop, form mixture into burgers. Put them on a lined cookie sheet and place in the oven for 18 minutes. Remove from oven, and flip the burgers from the bottom side. With a spatula, press the burgers so as to flatten them until then are about 1/2 inch thick in size.
Cook an additional 20 minutes. The burgers should be a golden brown when they are done. Allow to cool.
Serve on a whole-grain roll or bread and garnish with your favorite “fixings.”
-You can use silicone cupcake plans for making your burgers. They will cook evenly, and all weigh the same. After the first 18 minutes of baking, remove the burgers from the oven, and gently flip the burgers onto the parchment lined baking sheet. If you squeeze “well” the burgers, they will “pop” out onto the parchment.
-Don’t have burger buns? Take a cookie cutter, and cut out “bread rounds” with your favorite whole-grain bread.
-Set up a plant-strong fixings bar with homemade salsas, lettuce, mustard, sliced onion rings, roasted peppers, etc.
-Additional Engine 2 Hummus can be used as a “bread-spread” for flavor enhancing.
-Add some zing to your mustard, and mix in some hot sauce into your mustard, stir well. Slather forever.
These delicious and easy-to-make burgers will increase the YUM factor at your next gathering. Once you add all of your fixings, you will easily have a delicious “two-hand” burger to enjoy! They’re so good, we’re calling them “YUMmus Burgers.”