White Bean and Poblano Veggie Burgers

Friday, February 08, 2013

From our skinny table to yours...

Here's another one of our delicious veggie creations!  This 'burger' has so much flavor and flair you won't even believe you're eating vegetarian.  Tonight we're having White Bean and Poblano Veggie Burgers!  This just so happens to be the hubs favorite of the many veggie burgers we create as well ;)

The great thing about making your own veggie burgers is that you will know exactly what your putting into your body!  You probably think pre-packaged veggie burgers are a healthy choice but some have very high sodium contents and contain by-products that your body simply does not need!  So make your own with us and feel good about eating this nutritious veggie-filled meal :)

Another wonderful perk about this meal is that it's beyond easy!  Just let your food processor (or any blender) do the work for you.  Simply toss white beans, roasted sweet potato, poblano pepper, jalapeno, red onion, garlic, roasted corn, cilantro, and Mexican spices into your processor and blend away!  Saute these burgers lightly in olive oil and top with a slice of fresh mango and avocado and you have yourself and delicious and healthy meal :)

We placed our burger on a 100 calorie whole wheat bun, but you could also turn this into a low carb creation with a crunchy lettuce wrap!  If we didn't have lettuce wraps yesterday we would be right there with you... we are firm believers of everything in moderation!  Hope you enjoy these delicious and nutritious 'burgers'! :)

White Bean and Poblano Veggie Burgers
Olive oil
1 can reduced sodium cannellini beans 
1/2 small sweet potato
1 poblano pepper
1 jalapeno pepper
2 garlic cloves
1/2 yellow onion
1/2 cup roasted corn
1/2 cup panko + 2 tbsp for coating formed patties
1 tbsp light ranch
1 handful fresh cilantro
Mexican spices -1/2 tsp both cumin and chili powder

Let's get cooking!
1.  Chop sweet potato, onion, garlic, corn, poblano and jalapeno pepper into chunks.  Saute sweet potato for approx 5 minutes in 1 tbsp olive oil and then add the remaining ingredients and saute for an additional 3 minutes
2.  Place all cooked ingredients into food processor or blender.  Add ranch, cilantro and mexican spices.  Blend until smooth consistency
3.  Mix in 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs to get a thicker consistency, then add a touch more panko to the outside of the patties to form 
4.  We found that the patties hold their shape better when chilled in the fridge for at least an hour.  If you have the time chill the patties for as long as you can!
5.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Saute the patties in 1 tsp olive oil on each side for 2 minutes.  Bake for an additional ten minutes to cook throughout

This mix should make 5 patties!  We topped our burgers with a fresh mango and avocado slice which made for a great combination of flavors :)  Enjoy!

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