Want a new and inventive way to make a veggie burger using your leftovers from Thanksgiving? Check out this Thanksgiving Leftover Veggie Burger!
Have you recovered yet? You know, from the big feast? Or are you still living in yoga pants in a food coma?
I have to say I think I did okay. I didn't over-do it. I ate all the things I wanted to eat. Indulged on the things that are important to me. And more importantly, I brought home leftovers of the foods I love the most so Thanksgiving can happen again and again for a couple more days!
You can bet your bottom dollar that I will be making sandwich after sandwich piled high with mashed potatoes, stuffing, and green bean casserole. Yes, that's right. A burger with all the fixings!
It all started when I saw Karly's Thanksgiving Burger. I was in love! After a little back-and-forth conversation, she inspired me to make a veggie burger that was filled with STUFFING!
Totally brilliant, if you ask me. Between the inspiration from Karly and my favorite go-to black bean burger from Tried and Tasty, I knew I'd have a winner on my hands.
- 2 15 oz cans black beans, rinsed & drained
- ½ red bell pepper
- ½ white onion , cut into wedges
- 3 cloves garlic , peeled
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon . chili powder
- 1 teaspoon . cumin
- ½ teaspoon . salt
- 1 cup leftover stuffing (make sure it's vegetarian!)
- leftover mashed potatoes
- leftover green beans or green bean casserole
- vegetarian gravy
- hamburger buns
- Pulse black beans in a food processor until roughly chopped. Alternately, you can mash in a bowl with a fork.
- Add red pepper, onions, and garlic to beans and pulse all together in the food processor until a "paste" is made.
- Add black bean mixture to a large bowl along with egg, seasonings, and stuffing. Mix together really well, preferably with your hands, so it all becomes incorporated.
- Using ⅓ of a cup, divide mixture into patties and fry them up in a frying pan or non-stick griddle on medium heat until brown on one side, about 5-8 minutes. Flip and brown the other side.
- Once browned, you can create your burger. Top a hamburger bun with stuffing patty, mashed potatoes, green beans, and gravy. Either top with bun or eat open-faced.