The No-Bean, High-Protein Veggie Burger
I was challenged by a friend to come up with a healthy, low-carb veggie burger. After a couple attempts, I think I got a good one. Great texture, tasty and full of protein, what's not to love! Top with sprouts, tomato and avocado or load it up on a bun of your choice for a real burger feel. Let me know what you think!
Each patty has 7 grams of carbs and 6 grams of protein without cheese and 7 grams with cheese.
1 cup slivered almonds, ground first
6oz portobello, ground set aside
2-3 cups steamed broccoli 2-3 cups, ground
1/4 cup shallots
1/4 tsp red pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1 clove garlic
1 T avocado oil
2 large eggs
1/4 cup grated parmesean cheese - OPTIONAL
Preheat oven to 350º
Pulse almonds in food processor until finely ground. Transfer to large mixing bowl
Pulse portobello in food processor until finely ground, set aside
Pulse broccoli in food processor until finely ground, set aside
Heat oil over medium-heat in sauté pan.
Sauté shallots and red pepper until fragrant, 2 minutes
Add garlic, saute until fragrant, 1 minute
Add portabello and broccoli to shallots and sauté, 2 minutes
Transfer mixture to plate to cool. Once cooled add to large bowl with almonds
Add to eggs and salt
Add optional parmesan cheese
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
Form 8 patties
Bake for 25 minutes
Eat right away or refrigerate.
Time: 45 minutes
Makes: 8 patties
HEARTFUL RECIPE - Contains parm. If you're allergic to dairy, find an alternative veggie cheese (I have yet to find a good shredded one). If you're not allergic, but just avoid dairy, I count this amount in my 10%, eat up and enjoy. – One of our real food recipes that focuses on veggies, protein, healthy fats and/or healthy carbs and doesn't include gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, corn or peanuts.