There's nothing more relaxing then eating an awesome healthy meal, that makes you feel like you a eating out at a restaurant, but your at home! Burgers and fries with a side salad! But no deep fried garbage.
I recently watched a video talking about how the healthiest thing you can do for you and your family is to make all your meals at home from scratch. No more microwavable dinners, no more freezer pizzas, no more take out! Take the time to prepare your food, get your kids to help cut veggies, set the table and wash dishes. Put love into your food, listen to music and shake your bum! Dance! You might as well start to love it because you'll be doing it til the day you die (cooking)!
Also add veggie plates, for the kids, and side salads for the cool kats at the table. Kids like dip? Don't even think of reaching for the refined sugar and preservative filled salad dressing, that is filled with artery clogging fat and toxins. Make your own! Raw cashews make everything creamy. Just soak 1/2 cup raw cashews (must not be salted or roasted), covered in filtered water, for 3 hours. then blend on high until smooth with 1/4 cup filtered water, 1 tsp. garlic powder, 1 tsp. onion powder and 4 Tbsp. dill. Then let set in the fridge for an hour. Kids will love it with their veggie sticks!! It's also super great on this burger.
This burger recipe serves 8 so you can save some for felt overs or just freeze the uncooked patties! Serve with a side of sweet potato fries and your set for your healthy restaurant feel.
Veggie Burger Heaven & Oven Fries
There is nothing better than enjoying a ‘restaurant type’ meal at home, without all the deep fried garbage. You can also freeze the extra patties.
Makes 6 Patties
Prepare ahead, for Creamy dill sauce - Soak 1/4 cup raw cashews, covered in filtered water, for 4 hours (optional)
- 1 400ml. can pinto beans
- 1 400ml. can garbanzo beans
- 1/2 cup black beans
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 medium red onion, chopped
- 1/4 orange bell pepper, diced
- 1 tsp. mustard
- 2 Tbsp. brown rice flour
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1 Tbsp. Mrs. Dash seasoning
- 2 tsp. coconut oil, for frying
Veggie burger toppings
· red onion
· ketchup (no sugar added)
· creamy dill sauce
Creamy dill sauce (optional)
· 1/4 cup raw cashews, soaked
· 5 Tbsp. filtered water
· 1 tsp. garlic powder
· 1 tsp. onion powder
· 2 Tbsp. dill, fresh or dried
· 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
· 3 large long white sweet potatoes, cut into fries
· 4 Tbsp. coconut oil, melted
· 1 tsp. onion powder
· 1 tsp. garlic powder
· 1 1/2 Tbsp. potato starch
· 1/2 tsp. paprika
· 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash seasoning
1. Patties – Open the cans of pinto and garbanzo beans and let beans soak in a large bowl of cold water for 30 minutes. Let black beans soak in another bowl of water. Rinse. Fill a medium sized pot 3/4 full of filtered water and bring to a boil. Cook pinto and garbanzo beans 15-20 minutes, until soft. Drain.
2. Fry onion, garlic, black beans and bell pepper in a medium pan with 1 tsp. coconut oil on low heat until soft, around 8 minutes. Add pinto beans, garbanzo beans and 1/2 Tbsp. seasoning to a food processor and blend until mixed. Scoop out into a large bowl. Add cooked onion, bell pepper, garlic, mustard, flour, paprika and 1/2 Tbsp. seasoning. Stir well. Form into 6 patties. Place 1 tsp. coconut oil in a large pan and heat on low/medium heat. Add 3 patties to the pan and fry for 5-7 minutes until golden brown then flip. Fry another 5-7 minutes until golden brown.
2. Creamy dill sauce - Soak 1/4 cup raw cashews for 4 hours. Add cashews, water, garlic powder, onion powder, dill and mustard to a high speed blender and blend on high until smooth. Pour into a bowl.
3. Fries – Preheat oven to 425° F (220° C). Cut sweet potatoes into fry shaped pieces. Melt 4 Tbsp. coconut oil in a large pan and add chopped sweet potato fries. Toss to evenly coat fries in oil. Mix all of the seasonings and potato starch in a bowl. Pour on top of fries while tossing. After fries are evenly coated place onto a cookie sheet, lined with parchment paper. Place into the oven, on the middle rack, and bake for 17-20 minutes, until soft. Serve hot.
4. Place patties on a toasted bun. Add delicious toppings like the creamy dill sauce and eat while it's hot! Serve with fries and enjoy.
An awesome note on coconut oil. Did you know that coconut oil is stored in your body as energy, not fat! So you do not have to worry about using coconut oil in your dinners and desserts. Everyone needs more energy and what an easy way to get some! (only coconut oil)
Enjoy your spring everyone!!