If you haven’t noticed, here at Peas of Mind we love the freezer! We think that busy families deserve natural, healthy and totally delicious meals that take minutes to prepare. This month, in honor of back to school season, we’re making a hi-protein veggie burger. This burger is perfect for the whole family as it’s full of protein, fiber and (of course) veggies, not to mention the fact that it’s a fast freezer meal! Make this recipea now in preparation for the busy school season that’s coming up. Simply follow the directions below but just skip the pan-frying step, let the burger patties cool, put them in an air tight container and pop them in the freezer for a busy night. When you’re ready to devour this scrumptious burger, don’t forget to throw some Peas of Mind veggie fries in the oven for a veggie-infused American classic combination. A burger and fries has never been so healthy and peas-ful!
2 Cloves finely chopped garlic
1 cup diced onions
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup cooked grains (we used a mix of brown rice and quinoa)
1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
1 can of chickpeas
1 can of kindey beans
¼ cup chopped parsley
2 Tbs of mayo
1 Tsp salt
pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Sauté onion, garlic and olive oil until the garlic is golden brown and onions are translucent. Stir in parsley and continue to cook for another minute. Remove from heat (don’t wash the skillet because we’re going to use it again).
In a food processor combine peas, grains and beans and pulse together until completely chopped (do not over blend). In a bowl, combine bean mixture with breadcrumbs, sautéed onions, garlic and mayo. Mix together then with your hands (this is where some help from the kiddos might be fun) form the burger patties and place on a baking tray covered with parchment paper.
Bake burger patties in the oven for about 30 minutes or until brown. Grab your skillet and heat up about 3 Tbsp of olive oil. Pan fry burger patties for about 2 minutes on each side or until crispy and dark brown.
Toast a burger bun, top with your favorite condiments, serve with a side of veggie fries and ENJOY!