Vegetarian Chili Burgers

I have still been trying to limit the amount I eat and have been looking for vegetarian recipes. When I saw the recipe for these Chili Burgers on A Year in the Kitchen I just knew I had to try them. These were great and Adam loved them too. They had a hearty flavor and tasted very burger like. I wouldn’t replace my regular burger with these, but they were great for a healthy, tasty alternative. I served these with baked home fries.

Vegetarian Chili Burgers
Source: A Year in the Kitchen slightly adapted from Moosewood Restaurant Lowfat Favorites
Makes 4 patties

1/2 yellow onion, minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 carrots, shredded
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 15 oz. can dark red kidney beans, drained
1 tbsp. dark brown mustard
2 tbsp. worchestershire sauce
2 tbsp. ketchup
1/2 c. quick cooking oats

For Burger Assembly:
Hamburger buns (light whole wheat)
Romaine Lettuce
Sliced tomato
Sprinkle of monterey jack cheese

Heat a large skillet over medium low. Spray with nonstick spray, saute onion, garlic and carrots for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
While veggies cook, drain beans, and add to a bowl. Mash with a potato masher.
Add mustard, worchestershire, ketchup, chili powder, cumin and oats.
Scrape veggies out of pan, add to bean mixture.
Mix burgers thoroughly, form into 3-4 patties.
Heat same skillet over medium-high. Spray with nonstick spray.
Drop patties into skillet, cook for 5-6 minutes per side.
After flipping, add cheese, cover to melt.
Serve on a bun with condiments.

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  1. These might have to be the next “burgers” I try.

  2. I’m glad you guys liked them! I have these printed off and on the menu for next week since I saw them on Ashlee’s site, also. Glad that they are man approved!

  3. becca greene says:

    as a vegetarian, i think they sound interesting; but they’re not vegetarian that is unless you use vegetarian worchestshire sauce since the regular stuff has anchovies in it. but, i definitely would try it sans the sauce since it sounds interesting. btw, love your blog.

  4. Tara Lynn says:

    Looking forward to trying these!!!

  5. The veggie burgers look great, can’t wait to try them since we never eat meat!

  6. These sound great and will be a perfect meal to feed my dieting husband!