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Recipe: Homemade Veggie Burgers

Published May 17, 2013 8:06 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling

We are halfway through the month of May and Memorial Day is less than 2 weeks away! It's time to take out your grill, dust it off and fire it up! Starting this week and continuing through the next couple weeks I will be sharing grilling recipes that are perfect for picky eaters and the entire family.

Most picky eaters don't enjoy very complex foods such as a burger with a bun, cheese, lettuce and tomato. If this is true for your child, you may want to try the following:

Grill/cook the burger thoroughly so that it is not soft or mushy in any way.  Leave off the cheese and simply cut the burger into bit sized pieces and present like a regular burger or hot dog. Cut to an appropriate size so it is easy for little fingers to pick up.

*This recipe is made to be prepared on either a grill or on the stove top, cooked in a greased skillet.

Recipe: Homemade Veggie Burgers

You will need:

½ cup Shredded Zucchini

½ cup Shredded Carrots

¼ cup Diced sweet yellow onion

1 and ½ cups of Flour

½ cup of Bread crumbs

Garlic

Olive oil

Salt

Pepper

Parsley

1 egg beaten

ADD: a slice of cheese to the top when cooking if preferred (especially for those non-picky eaters!) or add a tablespoon of parmesan cheese to mixture and cook right into the burger.

Recipe Steps:

  • 1. Shred and dice the vegetables: the carrots, zucchini and onion. Have your child help with this part of the process.
  • 2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over low heat, and cook the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes to help the flavors emerge.
  • 3. Mix in the carrots and zucchini. Continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat.
  • 4. Add in the bread crumbs, 1 cup of flour and the beaten egg. Mix everything together.
  • 5. Add the additional seasonings: salt, pepper and parsley (add parmesan now if preferred as well)
  • 6. Refrigerate mixture for 1 hour to allow it to hard and congeal together.
  • 7. Preheat your grill or prepare stove.
  • 8. Place the remaining flour on a large plate. Form the vegetable mixture into eight 3 inch round patties. Drop each patty into the flour, lightly coating both sides.
  • 9. Oil the grill grate or skillet on the stove and cook patties 5 minutes on each side, or until heated through and nicely browned.
  • 10. *Add cheese if desired to a cooked side and cook on low while it melts.

Enjoy the burgers and beautiful springtime weather with your family!

1 comments

Even though the calendar is still reading SPRING, it certainly feels like summer outside! The hot weather

May 24, 2013 8:24 AM

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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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