Veggie Burgers

My dad came down to help build our laundry room. He raised the ceiling, added walls, sheetrock, electrical and much more. I did have a helping hand as my husband was out of town for work; I was standing on a ladder, holding a HUGE, HEAVY piece of sheetrock above my head while my dad nailed it down. There were a couple moments I questioned what would happen if I dropped it, that would not have been a pretty site, my thoughts led me back around to that NOT being an option. My arms were burning; the weight upon my shoulders while holding this wobbly giant on a wiggly ladder was definitely a lot of pressure as I knew dropping this would be a disaster and prolong the process immensely. If you know much about me, I hate heights and wiggly heights none the less. I also have what I call Popeye and buh-bye arms. I get the Popeyes from carrying my son, and the buh-byes haven’t changed. J This technique with my dad challenged the buh-byes rather than the Popeyes I already had.

 

While he was here he was sharing with me his new invention of yummy veggie burgers amidst our love for beefy beef burgers. He actually made it sounds pretty tasty and worth trying. Take a look and see…

 

I make my own buns and this is the recipe I use. Depending on my mood and what I am making I add either poppy seeds or cheddar cheese and mix it directly into the dough.

Buns:

  • 3/4 c. hot water
  • 2 T. oil
  • 2 T. sugar
  • 2 t. instant yeast
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3-4 cups flour
  • Poppy seed (optional)
  • Cheddar Cheese (optional)

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine all the ingredients in a standing mixture; I use Kitchen Aid.  Beat till smooth and flour is fully mixed throughout. Add enough flour where the dough is slightly sticky, but doesn’t stick to your finger. Knead for about 5 minutes. If you are adding poppy seeds or cheddar cheese add this now. Divide into 8 portions and roll into 8 balls. Place on well greased cookie sheet and press down with the palm of your hand to flatten slightly. Cover with a tea towel and let rise till doubled. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

 

Insides:

  • Avocado
  • Tomato
  • Cucumbers
  • Onion
  • Pickles
  • Lettuce
  • Blue Cheese crumbles
  • Blue cheese dressing

 

Slice the buns in half and brush with butter and garlic, broil in the oven or BBQ until lightly crispy. Spread Blue cheese dressing on each side of the bun and sprinkle blue cheese crumbles on top. Add slice avocado, tomato, onion, pickles and lettuce and enjoy.

 

Sounds simple and it is, and it’s very tasty. Thanks to my dad! :)

 

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