Veggie Burger – These vegan and GF veggie burgers are so good!. They are a healthy alternative to the original hamburger. Made with quinoa and black beans.
The Ultimate Veggie Burger
I always thought that veggie burgers tasted like weird dry hockey pucks. One would need to smother them with sauce in order to swallow them. That was until I tried this one. It’s moist, meaty and with a wonderful combination of spices that you will never miss replacing these ones with beef. Every bite you take it’s memorable. There’s so much flavor and texture.. That’s why I call these, the ultimate veggie burger.
Last week I was dining with my mom in the Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont. There they have a delicious restaurant called Solstice. My mom ordered the veggie burger for lunch (yup the one you see above) and as soon as she took a bite, she fell in love with it. I tried it and immediately regretted ordering my dish. I wanted that burger!
So my mom told the waiter: “My daughter is a chef and a very famous blogger and she would like to meet the chef for the veggie burger recipe” I wanted to crawl under the table and hide. How embarrassing! I bowed to myself to never let her drink a glass of Prossecco during lunch.
Anyway, Chef Benjamin Noe came out of the kitchen and gave me the recipe. How many chefs do you know give out their recipes so willy nilly? Not only was this chef an amazing cook, he’s also very generous.
This burger is gluten free, Vegan and very easy to make. It’s mainly made out of black beans, black quinoa and veggies. The combination of spices is what gives this veggie burger the incredible flavor and aroma. Serve it with a toasted bun and some veggies and you’ll be hooked too!
Thank you mom for embarrassing me and for getting this awesome recipe!
If you ever find yourself in Stowe, Vermont, stop by the Stowe Mountain Resort and enjoy a nice meal at The Solstice.
I hope you can try this delicious Veggie Burger at home. If you do, please upload a pic on Instagram and tag me @Livingsweetmoments or use the hashtag #LivingSweet. I promise to repost it.
The Ultimate Veggie Burger
- 2 cups Black or red Quinoa cooked
- 15 oz can Black beans
- 8 oz Button mushrooms diced in small pieces
- 1 in Red Pepper diced small pieces
- 1/2 Red Onion chopped
- 1/4 cup of Cilantro leaves chopped
- 1 tablespoon of Lime zest
- 1/4 cup Lime juice about 1 large lime
- 2 tablespoons of Smoked paprika
- 1 Tablespoon of Ancho chili powder
- 1 -2 tablespoon Cornstarch to bind more if needed
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Blend half of black beans into paste
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients together
Shape into patties
Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat
Cook patties for 3-4 minutes on each side
Serve them by themselves or inside a toasted bun
Recipe NotesRecipe created by Chef Benjamin Noe of the Solstice Restaurant