Let me tell you the story behind this recipe for Gluten Free Veggie Burgers!
A few weeks ago, my husband Jack set out to create a delicious veggie burger recipe to share here on A Family Feast. We’ve mentioned before that our new year’s resolution was to eat more vegetables and the idea for creating a great veggie burger came up! I’ve eaten veggie burgers before and for the most part – they’ve just been ‘OK.’
So Jack’s goals for this gluten free veggie burgers recipe was to:
- Actually have vegetables in the veggie burger – and not just beans or lentils and other fillers
- Make them gluten free (our grandson eats a gluten free diet so we wanted him to be able to enjoy these veggie burgers too!)
- Use ingredients that are commonly found at any supermarket and, even better – most of the ingredients that our readers would likely have at home
- Actually taste good (even a non-vegetarian will love these)!
So little did we know, this would be a tall order to get just right! And for about a week and a half, our dinner every night was gluten free veggie burger recipe attempts one through ten! Our struggle was to find a gluten free binder that would hold the veggies and other ingredients together without making the burgers dry and tough! Thank you to our oldest daughter Courtney who suggested that we use Rice Chex cereal as the binder – it worked perfectly and gives the burgers great flavor too!
Gluten Free Veggie Burgers batch number 11 – this recipe we’re sharing here today – is a winner, and Jack did his famous ‘happy feet’ dance around the kitchen when he finally got it right! They are moist and flavorful – and chock full of real veggies like mushrooms, spinach, carrots, onions and peppers plus quinoa, hominy and – the infamous Rice Chex cereal!
One thing to note – this recipe is meant to make a bulk batch so you can freeze the patties and then cook them as needed. Feel free to cut the recipe back if you only want to make enough for one or two meals.
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