Vegan Tofu, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Burgers

                                                             Vegan Tofu, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Burgers

A good veggie burger is something that I just can’t resist- mainly because they are so rare. Most of the time, they are simply little frozen patties of MSG and corn starch that somehow are considered healthy because they have the word veggie in them. As much as I love Dr. Praeger’s veggie burgers, I’ve blown through so many boxes that if I eat another I’m going to scream. (not really, still ❤ them) So, with a block of tofu to be used up, I set out on the project to make my own homemade veggie burger. The requirements: low sodium (check), actual veggies (check), tofu (check), and protein and fiber (check and check!) After much time experimenting, my result looked like this:

Success! These big veggie burgers are super flavorful, dense, and don’t fall apart every second. Without further ado:

Ingredients:

1 medium cooked sweet potato, chopped into cubes~1/2 cup beans of choice~block of extra firm tofu~1/2 onion diced~big handful spinach~cilantro~3 cloves of garlic, diced~1 T. Bragg’s~1/2 T. garlic powder~ 1/2 T. Cumin~tsp. curry powder

Directions:

Stack plates on tofu to get out as much water as possible.

Gently saute onions and garlic with spices until onions are translucent. In a food processer (I used my VitaMix), combine onion mixture with sweet potato, crumbled tofu block, spinach, cilantro, and Braggs. Process slowly until coarse (not to smooth!). Add beans. Form patties (should make about 5-6) and refridgerate for at least 10 minutes (The longer they are chilled, the firmer they will be). Cook in a pan over medium high heat until lightly browned on both sides.

These burgers are so delicious- I know you will love them! The best part? This recipe can be made into your canvas. Adding edamame or peas would be amazing. Quinoa or rice? Even better. Get creative and trust me, these are a million times better than the stereotypical veggie burger!

Have a wonderful rest of your day!:)

 

Before I go, Garden Update:

                                                                                                     Cilantro! So delicious.

Advertisements
Categories: Uncategorized | 5 Comments

Post navigation

5 thoughts on “Vegan Tofu, Black Bean, and Sweet Potato Burgers

  1. Got to you site from rebelgrrlkitchen and love your recipe for this veggie burger…I’ve been eating Dr. Praeger’s all week!! One question: what kind of Bragg’s product are you referring to in the ingredients list above?

    • Glad you stopped by! Bragg’s Liquid Amino Acids- it’s pretty much soy sauce but much healthier and contains many amino acids:) Let me know if you like them!

  2. these are like 3 of my favorite things all in one!

  3. These look so good, too bad I cannot eat anything with soy! 😦 Visiting for the first time and have really liked what I see here (that Carrot Cake shake..mmm… seriously having to try that!). Look forward to reading more!

    • So glad you stopped by! Agreed, the Carrot Cake shake is a keeper- hope you like it! Also, you could try these burgers with quinoa or rice in place of the soy:)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: