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Ultimate rustic veggie burger

Ultimate rustic veggie burger

This ultimate rustic veggie burger is a quick and healthy for those evenings or lunch where you just need something special. I am not going to lei making these burgers takes a bit of effort, but the effort is oh so worth the taste and the crunch.

I have been wanting to make my very own vegan burger for ages, but with time not so much on my hands to do it all myself, I always opt for the easy meals. Luckily this time I started early with the prep time and in no time we had fresh patties on homemade pretzel buns. It was so worth it!

This ultimate rustic veggie burger is a quick and healthy for those evenings or lunch where you just need something special. I am not going to lei making these burgers takes a bit of effort, but the effort is oh so worth the taste and the crunch. I have been wanting to make my very own vegan burger for ages, but with time not so much on my hands to do it all myself, I always opt for the easy meals. Luckily this time I started early with the prep time and in no time we had fresh patties on homemade pretzel buns. It was so worth it!

This is the last couple of days we have left before going on vacation, and I am so excited. It’s going to cold, windy and somewhat dark most of the time since the sun sets pretty early in Denmark. I have started packing and remembering everything is the main thing, since I am not only packing for myself. I literally pack half of the clothes I used to due to an overtaken suitcase by a two-year-old. I am packing snacks, extra clothes and activities to keep him busy. As they get older and start running around a teensy bit less, they get bored and man, I don’t know what’s worse a child that runs around all the time or one that is bored?

Life with a kid is always an adventure that’s for sure, and every season they go through is so different than the previous. It’s really a learning school for us as parents. So this vacation is surely going to be interesting, to say the least. Travel all in itself is very interesting, you just have to keep your wits about you and not lose your head nor you’re cool. Like I said previously this week, I am looking forward to the food and that is one thing I’ll have in mind when the tough get’s going.

Like comfort food, should be. This burger is something unforgettable and I will be making it again that’s for sure. My son is not so much into burgers lately and unfortunately, he can smell a veggie burger a mile off, but we truly enjoyed it. The homemade pretzel buns are just nice and dense with a crunchy crust and the added pumpkin seeds add that extra oomph that every burger needs. Don’t even get me started with the caramelized shallots…Winner!!

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4-6 people

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Intermediate

Ultimate rustic veggie burger

Ultimate rustic vegan burger

Ingredients 

Pretzel buns

  • 1 1/8 cup spelt flour
  • 1 1/8 cup white flour
  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil

Beet & black beans patties

  • 1 cup drained black beans
  • 1/2 cup beet chopped
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 1/2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp beet powder (optional)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Polenta or semolina for rolling patties in

Caramelized shallots

  •  1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 1/2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • salt to taste

Method

  1. Sift together the flours and salt, in another bowl mix together the lukewarm water, yeast, honey and coconut oil.
  2. When it bubbles slightly, mix with the flours and leave to rise for about and hour until it doubles in size.
  3. Heat up some water with 1 1/2 tsp baking soda.
  4. Form the dough into buns, let them rise for about 40 minutes.
  5. Add a bit of flour if necessary and then drop into boiling water, thirty seconds on each side.
  6. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a baking tray, sprinkle with pumpkin seeds.
  7. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celcius and then bake the buns for 15 minutes until golden brown.

For the patties

  1. Blend or mash together the beans and the beets, add the rest of the ingredients and then form the patties and then roll them in semolina before placing on a baking tray.
  2. Bake with the buns for 15-20 minutes until cooked and slightly brown on top.

Caramelized shallots

  1. Add all the ingredients together and sauteed until the onions start to caramelize.
  2. Layer the onions on the burgers, patties, avo and mayo.

Notes:

  • For the patty you can sub the beet for sweet potato or butternut.
  • You can use just plain white flour for the buns.
  • For extra fluffy pretzel bun, be sure to let them rise a bit longer.
  • You can use red onion instead of shallots

Hope you’ll enjoy these!

M*

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