Vegan Broccoli Burgers
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Recipe type: sandwich
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
  • 1½ cups cooked/steamed broccoli (thoroughly drained and lightly packed into measuring cup)
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • ¼ cup vital wheat gluten
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons water (only if needed)
  • 2-4 tablespoons oil of your choice (for pan-frying patties)
  1. Steam/cook broccoli (fresh or frozen) in a saucepan on medium heat until broccoli is fork-tender.
  2. In a blender of food processor, pulse walnut pieces until they resemble a course meal, but have not yet become walnut butter. Place walnut pieces in a large mixing bowl.
  3. In a blender or food processor, pulse cooked/drained broccoli until it is crumbled into very tiny pieces, but not yet a puree (eeeeeewwww).
  4. Please broccoli and remaining ingredients in mixing bowl with walnuts and rice. If your mixture seems dry and crumbly, go ahead and add a tablespoon of water. This stuff can turn into soggy goop pretty quickly, so you'll want to be very careful to add only a scant tablespoon og water at a time to your burger mixture.
  5. Stir burger mix well, then shape into 4 equal burgers.
  6. Pour a tablespoon or 2 of oil (just enough to coat the pan) in a skillet and place on medium to medium-high heat.
  7. Gently pan-fry your burgers, allowing a few minutes for cooking on each side.
  8. You'll know they are done when the burger surface has a nice dark brown crispiness.
  9. Serve burgers warm on vegan buns with veggies and condiments of your choice (I chose a mix of Just Mayo, pickle relish, and ketchup.)
Recipe by Vegan Yumminess at