Crispy Autumn Veg Burgers with Apple Cider Slaw.
It’s very weird to not be talking about pizza or breakfast.
Because I’m pretty sure that all I ate for the last four days was pizza AND breakfast. And popcorn. Kettle corn, to be exact. We bought what can only be described as a large vat yesterday and proceeded to eat the entire thing… on the drive home. Like we were fighting over each others’ hands in the bag. Guess who’s cleaning their car today?
It was so dang good. As was breakfast and pizza but you know.
So these bean burgers. Well.
What I can really only say is an actual miracle, my husband has sort of started to eat some things that don’t contain meat. I don’t even want to talk about it because 1. I’m sure it’s a fluke and 2. he basically only does it when he is either starving or not in the mood for anything, but still… it’s happening. And now that I mentioned it he will probably refuse to eat anything meatless for the next four months. I also think he eats things like this in ADDITION to his meaty meals, so that might be the key. Whatever it is, I’m not complaining. I mean, of course I am complaining because that’s pretty much all I do here, but you know what I’m saying. Bring on all sorts of meals that don’t contain two pounds of beef.
I should have prefaced that all with a disclaimer of, oh…say… I’m not really sure if he’d do this whole bean burger thing for dinner. That seems to be the meal that he considers a real MEAL, but he is willing to accept such a sandwich for lunch, or of course – a snack. I made these one afternoon and he happened to come home, grab one, and eat it. Happily. Plus, they had sweet potato chips on the side which are clearly a vegetable since they are named sweet potato chips so that probably helped.
Huh. He probably considered it a snack. Drats.
Whatev, these burgers are stacked and loaded.
They fall right in my line with my bean and quinoa burger loves – over the last few years they have become one of my favorite weekend dinners, if for only one reason: the recipe makes enough and I get them all to myself, which means I have lots of leftovers and lunches. I will reheat these babies and have another burger, I will throw them in a grilled cheese for a makeshift patty melt, I’ll add them to a salad with a million different toppings or I’ll just eat them plain, maybe dipped in something, with a few things on the side.
Versatility is my middle name. (not really.)
The burgers are an autumn-ed (yeah, see what I did there?) up version of my crispy quinoa sliders, albeit a bit more crisp. And to probably weird you out: I added Brussels sprouts TO the burgers. Yes, inside the burgers. I added apples too.
So there’s that.
But do not fear: these odd additions were sautéed first and then given a heavy handed dose of balsamic vinegar, deeming the savory enough yet still a bit sweet to shove inside a patty of beans and quinoa. Or as predicted: trash up, if you will.
On the top I threw together a quick little slaw, if you even want to call it that. Mostly because I had some leftover apple cider and holy cow – I freaking love apple cider. The amount of recipes I have on my list that include apple cider is ludicrous. But also because while I’ve never been a slaw fan (at least not of the creamy variety, though I must say that I made a killer version a few weeks ago when we smoked some pork), I really enjoy it on sandwiches. It’s probably the crunch and the whole texture thing. You know how important that is to me. What a dweeb I am.
Oil and vinegar slaws are my thing – sort of like a salad on your sandwich – because they give you that tart, briney flavor with a little hint of sweetness.
I actually ate this slaw with a fork, so something must have been done right. I live for the tart, briney flavors. I’d be gleeful in a world full of pickles, olives, mustards and vinegars. Oh so good.
On top of the burger and under the slaw went a bunch of sautéed mushrooms just because it needed something else and well, because… I’m kind of in a mushroom phase. A juicy, garlicky, buttery mushroom phase. We can talk about that more later this week. Wink wink.
Alright. Done be annoying. Eat up!
Crispy Autumn Veg Burgers with Apple Cider Slaw
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 leeks, trimmed and sliced
- 1 small apple, chopped
- 1/2 pound brussels sprouts, stems removed and sliced in half
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 1/2 cups chickpeas
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 6 ounces harvarti cheese, sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 12 ounces sliced mushrooms
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- whole wheat buns
apple cider slaw
- 1/3 cup apple cider
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 head savoy cabbage, sliced and chopped
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Add in the leeks, apple and brussels and stir. Add the salt and pepper, stirring well, then cook until the veggies are slightly soft, about 5 to 6 minutes. Add in the balsamic vinegar and stir, cooking for another minute. Remove the veggies from the heat.
- Add the veggies to a food processor along with the quinoa, chickpeas and eggs. Pulse until the veggies and beans are in coarse pieces – you don’t want them pureed – and the eggs are combined. Scoop the mixture into a bowl and stir in the flour and smoked paprika until it is combined. Form patties that are about 2 inches wide and almost 1 inch thick – if you try to get them thicker than that, they will probably fall apart. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the same skillet and heat over medium-high heat. For me, the key to getting veggie burgers to crisp up is to cook them at a slightly higher heat. Add the patties (in batches, if needed) and cook for about 5 minutes per side, until they are golden brown and crisp. Reduce the heat to low, add the havarti slices and cook until the cheese melts.
- For the mushrooms, heat a large skillet over medium-low heat and add the olive oil. Add the mushrooms and stir. Cook until the mushrooms are soft, about 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn off the heat and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Assemble the burgers on the whole wheat buns, adding the mushrooms and then the slaw.
apple cider slaw
- In a large bowl, whisk together the apple cider, vinegar, honey, oil and salt and pepper. Add the cabbage and toss well until the greens are combined. Taste and season additionally if desired. You can make this ahead of time – I like to make it first and let it sit in the fridge until serving time. Just make sure to toss well before adding to the burgers.
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88 Comments on “Crispy Autumn Veg Burgers with Apple Cider Slaw.”
Not a fan of mushrooms, but these burgers look delish! I’ll have to try them sans fungi. Love, love, love b.sprouts!
I think these look just as good as pizza or breakfast! I would love to make these!
This looks like a big treat for anytime. Mouth watering, actually.
I made this entire dish last night for my husband. Good news was…first bite in he was trying to convince me that I should be a professional chef in a restaurant. Bad news…he actually expects me to keep cooking like this!! :)
Amazing recipe! I am so gonna try this at home!
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Jessica, can the flour be all purpose gluten free?
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These sound absolutely amazing!
I’m going to include them in next week’s menu – always happy to find great, family friendly vegetarian recipes!
So happy I found your blog! You got a new follower!
I would LOVE to know what kind of buns you’re using here… I only buy whole wheat, but have never found a good whole wheat hamburger bun that isn’t too sweet or too fluffy…. Where did you get these ones??
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We are going to try these burgers tonight! I am so excited!!
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Making these tomorrow, going to the shops right now!
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I love this burger idea and wish you would put them all in a list as I would be able to access them easier.
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Just made them today. Awesome and I forgot to buy quinoa..still delish. I made them regular patty sized on Martin’s potato rolls, and used cremini mushrooms for added earthy flavor and sweet potato freid, spanish style. Took the rest of the cabbage, quartered it again, balsamic, salt, pepper, garlic powder and put it on the bbq. Make a great fresh “salad” on the plate. everyone loved it – even my girls who are usually pretty picky (especially since I make leeks quite a bit.
Woah, Jessica! I’m all heart eyes over your veg burger and that your hubs may be turning a page (shhhh, I’ll keep quiet)? When I went veg, Rob poopooed it, 16 years ago. Now he rarely eats meat. When we go out and he does, but almost always says it doesn’t taste as good as it looks or as he remembers – lol! But this burger…. Woah! You put BS in there and smoky paprika, Jessica! I’m in loooooove! :D
If the patties are only 2 inches wide, did you use slider buns?
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One of my favorite recipes that I make frequently. Every time I make these for someone, without a doubt, they ask for the recipe. I’m not a fan of mushrooms, so I leave them off. But I’ve found a nice smear of stone ground mustard makes a welcome addition.