Okay, I am going to confess something that many people find strange. I don’t like hamburger. Well, that’s not 100% true. I love hamburgers cooked on a grill but otherwise, not so much.
We ate a fair amount of ground beef growing up because:
1) Everyone loved it, but me.
2) It’s cheap.
I used to hide bits and pieces of hamburger underneath my plate. Or innocently drop a few chunks on the floor. And when all else failed, I hid it in my pockets, much to my Mom’s delight on laundry day.
Now on the other hand, I like turkey burgers. What’s the difference? I honestly don’t know. But I use hamburger very sparingly in recipes because sometimes I’m okay with it and other times I’m not.
Obviously, I’m just weird. 🙂
So given all that, you would assume that I’m a big fan of veggie burgers. I don’t mind them, but I can’t say I love them. Too often they want to imitate “real” hamburger, which I would prefer they didn’t mimic! LOL!
I never tried making a homemade version but now that I’m eating healthier, it seemed like the right time to find a good recipe. And oh boy, did I! This version is a mixture of sweet potato, beans, spices and a few other veggies. It is delicious!
Even better, it makes about 8 big burgers that freeze beautifully. It’s so nice on a hectic day to grab a veggie burger out of the freezer, bake it and lunch is served. These are very filling and satisfying, so good that even carnivores will enjoy them.
Okay, maybe my Dad might give my Mom side-eye if she tried to replace his beloved hamburger with a veggie burger.
Oh wait. She already switched to turkey burgers. Soon it will be veggie burgers! 🙂