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IMASAGE06
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1/21/13 12:56 P

Its kind of hard to judge without seeing your mixture. I make veggie burgers all the time. I make different types, but I usually don't put breadcrumbs in mine, but will "dip" the burger in panko breadcrumbs and spray with oil oil spray before I put in oven to get the outside crispy. I don't put eggs or broth in mine. The beans tend to hold everything together.

I typically use:
1 can beans (I've used black, white, gabanzo)
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
3/4 cup chopped steamed broccoli & carrots
diced onion and garlic
spices


If I have enough calories left in the day and want a treat, I will fry in a little olive oil to get a nice crust on it.



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1/21/13 7:48 A

Thanks for the suggestions! I did use one egg, but there was a lot of "mash" so maybe i'll try another next time. As it turns out once I got one off the baking sheet and onto a bun it was easier to eat than I thought.

Now for the reheat test! :)



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1/21/13 2:33 A

Sounds good! emoticon



35BYMAY
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1/20/13 9:08 P

If you aren't against eggs, I would definitely suggest using an egg as a binder



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1/20/13 7:57 P

Maybe it was veggie broth...or maybe having both quinoa and breadcrumbs made it too dry and not enough mush? I would skip the breadcrumbs next time and just try using quinoa. I used to make mine (black bean burgers with black beans, veggies, an egg, oats and spices) with breadcrumbs, but I started using 1/2 cup dry oats instead. I put half of a green pepper, half of an onion and a few garlic cloves in the food processor until it's slightly soupy, then I add the oats in that and let it soak up the liquid. I still use an egg to help bind everything together, but I found using oats to soak up the veggie liquid really helps everything stay together.



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1/20/13 7:38 P

This is a question for everyone that makes their own veggie burgers...

I made some tonight and they're really falling apart on me in the oven. I used: 4 cups steamed sweet potato, 1 can black beans, 1 cup cooked quinoa, 1 egg, 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, and seasoning (cayenne, smoked paprika, onion powder and garlic powder). I also added 1 little less than a cup of chicken broth to help mash the potatoes and beans.

Any ideas on how to get them to stick together better next time? Should I not have added the broth?



 
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