Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blue Plate Diner Veggie Burger (from Diners, Drive-ins and Dives)

After watching an episode of watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, I wanted to attempt this burger. I found a version of the recipe here and decided to try it out. This recipe was very lightly adapted. My daughters loved them so much we ended up having them two nights in a row.

 To watch the episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives you can check it our here :

We topped our burgers with green leaf lettuce, Follow your Heart vegan Thousand Island, Vegan Gourmet cheddar cheese, onions and tomatoes. YUM! This recipe contains sunflower seeds. Sunflower seeds contain a wide variety of nutrients that can help support the immune system and body while also keeping the nervous system calm and strong. The nutrients in sunflower seeds can even help improve brittle fingernails, weak hair and poor skin.
This recipe can be made gluten-free, vegan, soy-free contains sunflower seeds.

Blue Plate Diner Veggie Burger

1 can Garbanzo beans, thoroughly drained
1 can Black beans, thoroughly drained, liquid reserved
1 c quick oats
2 c water
1 c Japanese Panko or Gluten-free bread crumbs
1 c flour whole wheat or gluten free all purpose
½ Tbsp Chili powder
1 Tbsp Lawry’s garlic with parsley
½ Tbsp granulated onion powder
1 tsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp cayenne
½ c chopped celery
½ c chopped onion
1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds


1- The garbanzos take more time in the food processor to break up than the black beans.  Pour drained garbanzo beans into food processor.  Pulse until broken up.  Add a little bean juice if needed. 

2- Pour in black beans and pulse until broken up.  Pour both in large bowl.
3- Cook ¾ cup oats in 1 ½ cup water.  Cook per package directions, about 5 minutes for quick cooking oats.  Add oats to bowl with beans.
4- Add flour, Panko, and seasonings.  Mix thoroughly. 

Add celery and onion. Stir to combine.

5- Add celery and onion.  Mix well.
6- Form thin patties the diameter of your bun
Allow patties to brown at least moderately before carefully turning. Personal photo.

7- Fry patties in a hot pan with oil or spray. 


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