THE Best Veggie Burgers! ~ Meatless Monday

I have made and tried MANY veggie burgers. I mean a lot! (check them out here, here, here, here, here,  and here) I’m always on the hunt for the next best thing.  I’m not lying when I say this is my favourite veggie burger recipe to date.  It was inspired by a burger I tried from a local company in Salmo, BC called Wild Onion Nut Burgers. Their main ingredients are walnut, eggs, breadcrumbs and a variety of spices. They are really delicious! I wanted to try making a vegan version with flax eggs, I also reduced the nuts and added chickpeas.

This is the first time I’ve used nuts in my burgers and I think it’s key to giving them their ability to stay together.  That was my problem with previous recipes, they always seemed to fall apart!  I rarely use buns for my burgers but being able to pick it up and eat it is a must for most burger lovers.  I know these will not disappoint!Cashew Bean Burgers ~ Vegan

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Makes 4 Burgers

2.5 oz raw cashews
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas
2 medium carrots, grated
2 Tbsp ground flaxseed + 6 Tbsp water
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 tsp liquid smoke
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp Mrs. Dash table blend
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp chili powder
S&P

First, make your flax egg by mixing the flaxseed with water in a bowl and set aside for a few minutes to thicken.

Next, add your cashews, chickpeas, flax egg and garlic to a blender. Pulse until desired consistency is reached. I didn’t fully puree the mixture but instead left it slightly chunky so my burgers had some texture.Cashew Bean BurgersPour into a mixing bowl.  Add the grated carrot and remaining ingredients. Mix well.Cashew Bean Burgers5Shape four burger patties.Cashew Bean Burgers2When BBQ’ing veggies burgers, I always put them on tin foil with a bit of non-stick spray on it.  Putting them directly onto the grill usually ends in disaster! Mine always seem to stick.  This is a fool-proof way to BBQ veggie burgers. 60% of the time, it works every time!

Cook over medium-high heat for 5-6 minutes a side, flipping once.

Serve up with your favourite veggie burger ingredients! I topped mine with a mixture of Vegenaise and organic BBQ sauce and sliced avocado – yum!Cashew Bean Burgers4Enjoy 🙂

Nutritional Info for one burger
255 Calories, 30g Carbs, 10g Fat, 13g Protein, 410mg Sodium, 3g Sugar

Please Note:  Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients.  Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.

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