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Best Veggie Burger Recipe Ever





I like veggie burgers but I’m not a fan of packaged ones since they’re usually packed with too much sodium and other random ingredients that I wouldn’t normally cook with.  I was psyched when I found Kris Carr’s recipe in the back of Crazy Sexy Diet for this one (the name alone is mouth watering)-compliments of Garden Cafe in Woodstock, NY.


(Makes 10 patties-I like to make the whole recipe and freeze some)

2 cups cooked black beans, smashed

Sweet potatoes to qual 2 cups when peeled and cut into small cubes

2 teaspoons olive oil

Salt (preferably sea salt)

3 ounces yellow onion-diced

2 teaspoons garlic

3 tablespoons tamari

2 teaspoons ground cumin


7 oz cooked brown rice

1 1/2 teaspoons vegetarian worcestershire sauce (I skipped this in mine & was still delish)

1 oz cornmeal (+ 1 oz for dredging)

*Preheat oven to 350 degrees

*Place the mashed black beans in a bowl.  Peal and cut the sweet potatoes, dropping them in cold water as you cut them.  Drain well and toss with olive oil and sea salt.  Spread them out in an even layer on a lightly oiled baking sheet.  Roast in the oven for 25-30 mins or until tender.  Toss occassoinally.

*Heat a bit of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat.  Brown onions and garlic.  Add onions to the bowl of beans, stir in tamari, cumin and salt/pepper to taste.  Add the cooked rice, sweet potatoes, Worcestershire sauce and 1 oz of cornmeal.  Mix well.

*Form into 4 1/2oz patties (you can also eye ball this) and dredge lightly in the remaining 1 oz of cornmeal.  Heat a cast iron (again-I used a regular one, gotta improvise sometimes), over medium heat and add more olive oil or cooking spray-brown lightly on each side.  Place on baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Serve w/ salsa, guacamole or your favorite salad.

Do you have a favorite veggie burger recipe?  Drop it below in the comments or share the link.  Yummm!  Also be sure to come back & let me know how you like this when you try it out…

Best Veggie Burger Recipe Ever
  • Mommy D

    Thanks for linking up on the new Recipe Hop!

    • Liz DiAlto

      You’re welcome, what a great idea for recipe sharing!

  • Erica

    A: Yummy!
    B: I had never even noticed the Garden Cafe in Woodstock. Will definitely be stopping in soon 🙂

    • Liz DiAlto

      Looks like in addition to having an amazing menu, they have some cool events and cooking videos too Let me know how you like it!

      • Erica

        Went on Saturday and it was DELICIOUS. This will definitely become a favorite place to eat!

  • Donna Rybak

    Oh, that would be awesome with my spinach-avocado salad! Have been looking for a great veggie burger recipe I can make at home as the all frozen stuff is just nasty…thanks for sharing!

    • Barbara Davis

      Could you post the recipe for your spinach avocado salad??

  • Simona

    you + me + cooking = i sense an excellent activity date.

    • Liz DiAlto

      oooh, I like the way this sounds. Text me this week Thurs and Fri afternoons are good for me 🙂

  • Irene Rapoport

    This recipe sounds wonderful! I was wondering which would be the equivalences of the ingredients that are stated in ounces converted to stp, tbsp or cups.