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PB&J Alternatives

Veg-Wee Burgers

Makes 4 burgers or 8 mini burgers.

Veg-Wee Burgers

Catherine McCord

PB&J Alternatives

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 Cup Bulgur Wheat
    1 Cup Water
    1 15 Oz Can Pinto Beans, rinsed and drained
    1/2 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese, grated
    1/2 Cup Carrot, grated
    1/2 Tsp Salt
    1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
    1/2 Tsp Onion Powder
    1 Tbsp Oil
    Accompaniments: Bread, Lettuce, Tomato, Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Pickles

Directions

1. Place the bulgar wheat and water in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cover for 13 minutes.
2. After the bulgur has cooked, place in a bowl and let cool.
3. Place 1 can of rinsed and drained pinto beans in a food processor and puree.
4. Add the pureed beans, cheese, carrot, salt, garlic and onion powder to cooked bulgur and mix thoroughly.
5. Form into patties.
6. Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat and cook the burgers for 3 minutes on each side.
7. Serve with accompaniments.
* Patties can be frozen on a baking sheet for one hour and placed in a large zipper bag or individually wrapped and frozen. Defrost the cook.

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