I adapted this recipe for making veggie burgers from walnuts from a recipe online a few years ago. Here’s a link to the original recipe .The recipe is much easier if you have a food processor, but you can chop the veggies by hand too. The original recipe calls for frying the burgers in a pan, my patties often fell apart when I tried this, but I’ve had much more success when I’ve baked them.
- 1 cup Walnuts, ground
- 3 stalks Celery
- 1 medium Onion
- 1 cup Parsley (fresh or dried)
- 1 cup Wheat Germ (or cooked rice)
- 1/2 cup Cheddar Cheese , shredded
- 2 Eggs
- 1 small Green or Red Bell Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1 tablespoon Basil
- 1 teaspoon Cumin
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Grind walnuts or buy pre-ground walnuts. If you don’t have any way to grind the walnuts, put them in a large plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush them.
- Finely chop celery and onion, or pulse in food process until peices are small.
- Finely chop bell pepper.
- Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. If mixture is too wet add more wheat germ.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, this makes it much easier to flip and remove the patties.
- Press into patties, recipe makes about 6, and place them on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, flip burgers, and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes.
- Serve warm like a burger, with condiments and toppings.
The leftovers keep well for a few days, and the burgers freeze nicely too. When I re-heat the patties some time I put them on the George Foreman Grill.