Another vegetarian recipe for all you veggies out there. And if you're not much of a veggie burger fan, guess what, Michael actually really liked these! I of course love veggie burgers, but it's a bit harder to convince him. These burgers are delicious though, really. The pumpkin adds a great flavor and makes them very filling. It's a good twist on the traditional veggie burger. Of course now we have a huge thing of dry breadcrumbs in our fridge. Any good ideas for using up the rest of it?! Let us know. Serves 5. Eat with lettuce, salsa and sour cream. Modified from Food Network.
So I was messing around on facebook last week and decided to try out the Pages app - here's the one I made for cheffresco if you wanna check it out!
- 6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- heaping 1/2 cup canned unseasoned pumpkin puree
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 5 flour tortillas (burrito size)
- Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Stir in bell pepper, corn, garlic, chili powder and cumin; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes more.
- Transfer to a large bowl; let cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes.
- Add pumpkin, cheese, wheat germ, breadcrumbs, cilantro, salt and pepper to the onion mixture; mix well. With dampened hands, form the vegetable mixture into five patties.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil per batch in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook patties until browned and heated through, about 4 minutes per side. Adjust heat as necessary for even browning.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Meanwhile, stack tortillas between two damp paper towels; microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds, or until heated through.
- Wrap the patties in tortillas and serve immediately, garnished with lettuce, salsa, and sour cream, if desired.