So what does a vegetarian family eat when it’s 6PM, the gang is starving and the fridge looks empty? VEGAN PATTIES BABY!!!
These delicious and nutritious patties are really quick to make. And the variations are endless! Any of the ingredients in this recipe can be replaced by something similar. Crazy, right? And don’t sweat the portions… I tend to eyeball it and the results are always yummy!
Here’s my fav version of vegan patties:
Nat’s Kidney Bean Patties
Makes approx. 7-8 patties
2 cans of kidney beans, drained
1 cup of finely chopped mushrooms
1 cup of finely chopped onions
1/4 cup of nutritional yeast* (or use whole wheat flower)
1/4 chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tablespoon of cumin
1/2 tablespoon of chili powder
dash of cinnamon
pepper to taste
3 tablespoons of safflower oil for pan, divided
lots of panko* bread crumbs for coating
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of safflower oil in a pan and brown chopped mushrooms and onions.
2. Rinse beans in cold water, then hold under warm water in order to soften them.
3. In a medium sized bowl, mash beans with a fork just enough so that they are somewhat mashed.
4. Mix together beans, mushroom/onion mixture, cilantro, cumin, salt and pepper.
5. Using your hands, form mixture into 7-8 patties; pour panko crumbs in a flat dish (such as a plate) and press patties in crumbs in order to coat patties.
6. Heat 2 tablespoons of safflower oil in pan; drop coated patties onto hot pan; cook until brown on both sides.
7. Serve topped with Homemade Guac (below) and favourite salsa.
I am all for a simple guacamole… no mayonnaise here! I actually like to taste my avocados.
3 large avocados
juice of 2 limes
1/4 cup of chopped fresh cilantro
Mash avocados with lime juice and cilantro. Serve on top of hot patties.
* Unfamiliar with nutritional yeast? You’ll find it at a health food store. It has a cheesy, nutty flavour and contains B12 vitamin that vegetarians often need.
* Never heard of panko? It’s a Japanese bread crumb used to coat foods in tempura cooking. I find it at my regular grocery store, on a top shelf in the bread section, next to regular breadcrumbs.
Enjoy! And do let me know what you think!
Just heard that my vegan patties are being featured over at The Humble Brag! How great is that??!! And furthermore, I actually won a free week of ad space on the side bar of their gorgeous blog…. I mean, I never win so this is awesome!!! Thanks Jocie and Kim!!!