Veggie burgers with cannellini beans, roasted red peppers, green olives, artichokes, feta cheese and fresh herbs with a bright-as-sunshine lemon caper mayo.
I’ve been making a lot of veggie burgers lately. I’m going through a phase.
Some things I know to be true.
Bean burgers are delicate compared to their ground meat counterparts.
There’s no getting around the fact beans are softer than meat making the patties far less sturdy. I always cook mine in a cast iron skillet and just like a hamburger I only flip them once. Carefully.
They are best served on soft buns and cut in half. Your fingers are the perfect size for holding half the burger, it helps keep them together and makes for easier eating.
Putting one of these burgers on a crusty, chewy bun is a disaster waiting to happen. They will turn into a mushy mess. Been there. Done that. Never going back.
I like to make a big bowl of these and tuck them away in my fridge to pan-fry up fresh whenever the urge hits. They stay good for days.
Sometimes, if I’m especially motivated I cook them all up and freeze them individually. A quick go in the microwave or the skillet is all it takes to heat them up.
I love having something so delicious and satisfying at my fingertips that can be ready to eat in mere minutes.