My neighbor surprised me with some delicious, organic homegrown tomatoes and green peppers. They, however, were super-ripe and needed to be either turned into a sauce or cooked in a casserole. I also had some Soyrizo on hand and decided to make some Mexican Lasagna. The Enchilada Sauce was adapted from Cookie and Cate!
I like to try and invent a variety of veggie burgers and these seriously are amazing. Most veggie burgers have cooked peas and corn, which are two of my least favorite veggies. I prefer broccoli and sweet potato so that’s what I put in this recipe.
You can always bake them in the oven but I prefer the crispy texture that comes from pan-frying or grilling. If you want to bake, I would recommend coating the burgers in cornmeal first.
I used Cajun Seasoning for a little bit of heat but you can substitute hot sauce or eliminate it altogether. These burgers are gluten-free but if you want them to hold together better, add 1/2 cup of bread crumbs.
Burgers can be made ahead and frozen.
My mom used to make this recipe and I remember smelling the amazing aromas that penetrated the house. It is a quick and easy dinner that is unbelievably satisfying.
You really don’t need anything else alongside, but if you insist, some fresh bread or sliced tomatoes are good choices.
I used arugula (rocket) lettuce but any green of choice would suit…kale, escarole or collard.