Everyone knows when summer heat hits so does the barbecue, and being a vegetarian doesn’t have to affect this at all. In fact, being a vegetarian you should use your grill more often. Grilling your food gives it a very lovely taste while also holding onto many of the nutrients you can lose through boiling or blanching. It also gives food such an amazing flavour, which helps omit salt and other not so healthy things from going atop your beautiful veg. My go to summer specials are veggie burgers, and theres a pretty good reason why. They’re delicious. They can be made up before hand and frozen and kept for a sunny day or in today’s case very dreary. Or you can make them today and eat them today! Whatever makes you happy.
Not what you wanted? Looking for something with less prep time? Why not try making some Dilly Potato Salad. In fact since you’re here, you should probably try both. Nothing beats a cold salad on the side of a hearty veggie burger anyways, and if it was up to me I’d eat it every damn day.
Anywho… back to the point, making homemade veggie burgers are so wonderful! Pack all your favourites into them and top all your favourite toppings on and there you have it!
Corn and Bean Veggie Burgers
2 Ears of Corn
1 Can of Black Beans
1/4 Cup of Diced Red Pepper
1/3 Cup of Diced Green Pepper
1/4 Cup of Diced Onion
2 Tbsp of Hot Sauce
Salt & Pepper
Herbamare Zesty (my favourite seasoning of all time) If you don’t have this, don’t fret. Add a dash of chilli powder, garlic powder, paprika, and cayenne.
Drain and bake your black beans at 375F for 10 minutes. In the meantime, grill your corn on the BBQ until cooked.
Once your beans are done mash them with a fork, peel your corn off the cob, and mix. At this point add diced onion, peppers, seasonings and hot sauce. Mix again. I don’t blame you if you’re eating the mix with a fork by now, so was a.
Form your burgers, making sure they are packed tight and thick. If the mix feels a little too moist add no more than a tsp of breadcrumbs. Either pan fry or grill. I wouldn’t suggest using too much oil in your pan, just enough to keep it from sticking.
Top with all your favourite condiments and enjoy!!