Friday, February 1, 2013

Russ's Veggie Burgers

On Monday the weather was absolutely perfect, so, as usual, my friend Russ decided to fire up the grill.    Russ and I are kindred spirits: he loves cooking, eating, and beer.  He made some delicious veggie burgers, and he was nice enough to give me the recipe.  So I thought I would share it with you.  This is kind of a working recipe, I think it changes depending on what Russ has in his fridge.  Any veggie is going to taste delicious in this, so use it to clean out your fridge.

Russ's Veggie Burgers
1 large broccoli floret
about 32 ounces black beans
3 scallions
7 garlic cloves
1 medium onion
1/2 bell pepper
Big squirt of Siracha
2 tbsp chili powder
a little parsley
2 eggs
1 cup bread
1/2 pint shrooms
some carrots

Put all of this in a food processor.  Puree until smooth.  Shape into patties.  Place patties onto an oiled sheet of aluminum foil.  Place burgers and aluminum foil on the grill (if you place the burgers straight on the grill, they will fall apart/stick to the grill. Not cool).  Cook for about 5 minutes on each side. That's it!  Super easy.  These were really good.  You could also cook this in a skillet (no aluminum foil, though, you don't want to burn your house down).  However, grilling is much more fun.

Pre-patty burgers.  You want a nice, smooth consistency.
Drinking Olie's homebrew.  They are so good.  Honestly, there aren't very many left.
Rachel taking the burgers out to the grill.
Just because we ate veggie burgers doesn't mean that we are vegetarians.  Had to have a little bratwurst appetizer.  This honey mustard is made by our friend Jack, the RebelChef.  He's going to start selling it soon (along with some other condiments), and once he does,  I'll tell you where to get it.  It's dope.

Olie and Russ.  I made them take this picture.  Matching sweatshirts.  Pretty great.

Look at that!  These burgers get crusty on the inside, but stay soft in the middle.  Super yummy.
Russ put raw kale out for dressing the burgers.  I didn't know you could eat raw kale, but it was great.  It kind of tastes like broccoli.

Oh yeah.