Veggie Sliders

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The Mr. and I have been frequenting going to a local vegetarian cafe’ that we just discovered.  They make the most delicious and flavorful dishes, that it inspired me to find a really good veggie burger recipe.  This one, while it’s still untested by yours truly… looks like it’s delicious!
http://www.macheesmo.com/2008/12/the-veggie-slider/
Prep Time:
45 min
Inactive Prep Time:
30 min
Cook Time:
6 min
Level:
Intermediate
Serves:
4 servings

Ingredients

Veggie Burger Sliders
(Makes 16 sliders)
– 4 Tablespoons olive oil
– 1/2 onion, chopped finely (I used a few scrap onions)
– 1/2 red pepper, chopped finely
– 1 jalapeno, chopped finely
– 4 cloves garlic, guess what, finely chopped
– 12 ounces black beans (about 2 1/2 cups)
– 12 ounces chickpeas
– 4 Tablespoons black olives, chopped
– 4 Tablespoons artichokes, chopped
– 8 ounces rolled oats (2 1/2 cups-ish)
– 4 Tablespoons breadcrumbs
– 4 eggs (note that this is more than the original recipe. I couldn’t get the mini burgers to hold together with the amount he used)
The Flavor
– 1 Teaspoon paprika
– 1 Teaspoon chili powder
– 2 Teaspoons oregano
– 1 Teaspoon red pepper flake
– 1 Teaspoon cumin
– 1 Teaspoon celery salt
– 1/2 Teaspoon sage
– 1 Tablespoon chopped basil

Helpful Equipment: Cast Iron Skillet

Directions

In a medium saute pan over medium heat, add 1-ounce olive oil and all raw vegetables except beans. Saute until translucent. Remove and cool.

Add veggies to beans and mix thoroughly. Add all dry ingredients along with the egg. Thoroughly mix all ingredients and form into 4 patties, cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In saute pan add 1-ounce olive oil, and cook patties 2 to 3 minutes per side.

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