I am all about alternative burgers lately! I have a big stack of recipes waiting in the wings, some to be posted and others itching to be made. By alternative burgers I mean fish, vegetables and beans. No beef allowed.
Not that I have anything against beef, I love a traditional burger just as much as a veggie bean burger. I’m just looking for variety. I get bored eating the same things over and over. I need options. We all do. To spice up our lives.
The burgers are made of cannellini beans, sauteed onions, roasted red peppers, garlic, finely chopped baby spinach and thyme, with egg and seasoned bread crumbs to bind them together. They are pan-fried in olive oil to give them a crusty, golden brown crust and served on homemade sweet potato rolls. A perfect pairing.
The bean burgers are every bit as tasty and satisfying as their beef counterparts. My Dad, who’s famous for asking is there meat in this? ate the leftovers for breakfast. For breakfast. Then said he wouldn’t mind if I made more. My meat-loving Dad, bless his heart.
Take that, beef!