The veggie and handmade burger is a great alternative for those who want to vary their food, and / or know more vegetarian cuisine. Traditionally, “hamburgers” are prepared with beef, and it can be difficult to imagine another way to consume them. However, burgers can be prepared with a wide variety of ingredients, notably with vegetables.
The options of veggie burgers are endless. It is possible to make several combinations, being an excellent alternative for people who want to change their diet, either for health reasons, ideology or even out of curiosity.
What is veggie burger?
Veggie burgers are a less caloric option than the usual beef burgers. However, it depends on the choice of ingredients.
In addition to being tasty, they are rich in vegetable proteins, source of nutrients, vitamins, fibers and minerals. These are prepared with: vegetables, legumes, cereals, seeds, herbs and spices.
Vegetarian burgers have been growing and gaining great prominence in the food market, being increasingly sought after. Who seeks them, are people who want to reduce or completely remove the consumption of meat, and / or people who have interest in deepening their knowledge through vegetarian cuisine, looking for alternatives in their food.
What are its benefits?
One of the main doubts of those who have never tried a veggie burger is, about its flavor and how it is made the replacement of meat proteins. What makes a vegetable burger different are essentially its characteristics: the taste, color and texture, and even the diversity of ingredients used.
This type of hamburger is considered 100% vegetable, and its main benefit is to reduce meat consumption. The reduction in the intake of saturated fats naturally present in meat is highly beneficial for health and can influence quality of life more directly.
Another point is the benefits for the environment and the meat industry. This change can stimulate meat production in a more sustainable and balanced way. If we reduce the consumption of meat (in its various options), if we consume it in a ruleand punctual way, the meat industry itself will slow down the massive production that currently exists, promoting the re-balance of fauna and flora as a whole.
The vegetarian options, in addition to replacing in a healthier way the versions of meat in the two various options, can guarantee with great quality, all nutritional sources, such as proteins and fibers, present in various types of meat. Legumes, for example, are important sources of plant proteins, fibers and other nutrients indispensable for any healthy diet, in combinations with cereals. Therefore, betting on vegetarian options, besides being a new experience of flavors, is versatile, healthy and nutritious.
If you’ve never seen a veggie burger, we’ll share a recipe with you so you can give the veggie and artisan burger a try, which will encourage you to try more vegetarian dishes. Take a look!
Chickpeas are a legume rich in protein and iron, being a great option to replace meat in vegetarian and vegan recipes.
Veggie burger recipe:
- 4 cups chickpeas;
- 1 medium onion;
- 1 cup of crushed flaked oats in a blender or oatmeal;
- Seasonings: parsley, olive oil, black pepper and salt to taste.
How to prepare the veggie burger:
- Soak the grain for at least 8 hours.
- Once wet, place the chickpeas in a pressure cooker and cook for 30 minutes.
- Place the chickpeas in a bowl with cold water to cool.
- In part, sauté the chopped onion in olive oil, until golden brown.
- Add the chickpeas and leave for a few moments, until fried.
- Season with salt and pepper (optional).
- Grinds the chickpeas with a processor.
- Allow to cool.
- Add oatmeal or breadcrumbs until they form an easy-to-shape dough.
- Shape the burgers using a shape of their own.
- Conditioner in refrigerator, and consume in 3 days, or freeze
- . Hamburgers can be prepared in the oven (using vegetable paper and a fousle of olive oil) or in a frying pan. Good appetite!
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