February 22, 2010

Garboburgers

My good friend, Leigh, recently shared this recipe with us when she heard about my dairy and meat issues related to this pregnancy. Mainly just that I keep getting sick when I eat either of them. The same thing happened during my pregnancy with Aidan, but then it was just dairy. Thankfully I did *recover* once I delivered, so I"m hoping that will be the case again. I do love vegetarian and vegan foods, but I still like my meat every once in awhile!

Here is Leigh's recipe:

Garboburgers: 6 servings
1 can (15 oz) garbanzo beans, drained
1 1/3 cup rolled oats
1 cup water (I've tried using the juice drained off the beans and it works well)
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 small onion, minced (we used dried onions and that works well)
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 1/2 T. soy sauce OR 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 T. olive oil
Run beans through food processor until they are like the texture of ground meat. Add remaining ingredients (except oil); let sit 15 minutes.
Heat oil in skillet. Make into patties and fry in oil (we find it easiest to use a cookie scoop and put it directly into the pan). Cook both sides until browned. (Note - we've found we have to be a little more generous with the oil so the burger doesn't stick.)
Tastes good with normal burger toppings!
If you mix a double batch, just keep the leftovers in the fridge - we've found it's best to fry them up fresh; they don't taste quite as good if they're fried and then cooled.

The kids completely gobbled these down (minus buns) and we did take Leigh's suggestion to mix up a double batch and put the extra in the fridge. The next day we made them into smaller chicken nugget shaped pieces and fried them in a little bit of oil and those were an even bigger hit! Next time we are going to TRY to bake them, but I don't know if they will hold together well enough for that.

Submitted to Gluten Free Wednesday at The Gluten- Free Homemaker.

4 comments:

Montessori Beginnings said...

Yum! Those sound delicious. We'll have to try them.

Tara Knickrehm Fink said...

Thank you for the recipe. I am excited to try these. We are scaling way back on making meals with meat and have been trying lots of bean recipes in our house. I would be interested in knowing how they turn out after baking them. We may have to try that also.

Linda said...

It's amazing how we adapt when we have to. So many of our favorite dishes are a result of my having to eat gluten free. Thanks for sharing your recipe as part of Gluten-Free Wednesdays.

gfe--gluten free easily said...

I've used garbonzo beans to make flourless chocolate cake and love them roasted in the oven, so these burgers sound terrific to me. I love a high protein meal. With "real" hamburgers, I can usually only enjoy a bite or two. I really like the idea of these. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Shirley