Veggie Burgers for the Grill

yam and black bean burgerDo you like the idea of a grilled burger, but are trying to cut back on your red meat consumption? This veggie burger is a healthy alternative to a traditional burger made from beef or turkey.  These burgers are easy to make and contain yams, portobello mushrooms, black beans and kale. You can make them up in advance and freeze them for the future.  This will ensure that you will always have something that is quick, easy and healthy for dinner without making another trip to the store.

Veggie Burgers that are low in calories, high in fiber, and taste good

Compared to a regular hamburger, made from beef, these are low  in calories and high in fiber. Each burger (without the bun) provides approximately 110 calories, 5 grams of dietary fiber and 6 grams of protein.  By topping them up with a generous slice of tomato and some lettuce you can easily boost your veggie intake while adding another layer of flavor and color to the dish.

Serve with a side of Japanese-style cabbage slaw, and you have an easy and nutritious meal put together in no time at all.  To boost the protein, throw some almonds into the slaw which add 6 grams of protein per ounce (20-25 almonds).

Technique Tip: If you have never worked with parchment before, I recommend you try the pre-cut sheets, rather than the parchment that comes on a roll.  The pre-cut sheets are easier to use and are always ready to go. If you’d like to buy the pre-cut sheets from my shop, click here.

Note: As of  3/23/2020, this item is out of stock,  so you may have to use aluminum foil, or an aluminum pan which you have covered with spray oil, to keep the patties from sticking to the pan.

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Veggie Burgers for the Grill
quick for a midweek grill
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Course Main Dishes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
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10 patties
Ingredients
Course Main Dishes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Passive Time 45 minutes
Servings
10 patties
Ingredients
quick for a midweek grill
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Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 375 F
  2. Bake the yam(s) for 45 min to an hour until they are soft and easy to mash. Mash them so they will blend easily with the other ingredients.
  3. In the meantime, chop the onion, kale and mushrooms into small pieces (mince). Add these ingredients together with the oatmeal, and mix gently.
  4. When yams are cool, put them into a large bowl along with the other ingredients. Mix with your hands (wear gloves) until mixture is well combined and can be molded into patties.
  5. Place bowl in refrigerator with plastic wrap cover, for 15-20 minutes.
  6. When you are ready to grill, make the patties and let them rest until you are ready to cook them.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Information (per serving, without a bun):  110 calories; 0 grams fat; 0 grams saturated fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 210 mg sodium; 20 grams carbohydrates; 5 grams dietary fiber; 6 grams protein (values are approximate).