A Vegetarianized.com Super Bowl Exclusive - hold the menu! For tomorrow, add these spicy, smoky, little veggie burgers to your Super Bowl party. Just throw everything in the food processor, chill, grill and put on your favorite slider bun or roll. Top with grilled onions, cheese and condiments and you'll have a hit for all your football fans - veg or not. In the photo above I embellished mine with homemade zucchini relish.
Smoky BBQ Sliders
Servings: 16 (including bun)
Time: 20 minutes active; About 1 hour total
Price: About $8.00 total; $0.50 per slider
Nutrition (per serving):
Saturated fat: 0.8g
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 15 oz can chickpeas, pinto, black or kidney beans
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup carrot, chopped
1/3 cup almonds, chopped if whole
1/3 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried parsley
2 Tbsp light sodium soy sauce
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp salt
2 tsp smoked paprika
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1. Put everything in a food processor and blend well. Transfer to a bowl, cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or overnight.
2. Meanwhile, heat a grill pan or skillet. Spray the pan with cooking spray and then split and grill the insides of the buns. Set aside.
To ensure good grill marks, top buns with a foil-wrapped brick or skillet.
3. When burger mixture is firm enough to handle, spray your hands with cooking spray and then shape into 16 equal-sized burgers. Respray the pan with cooking spray and then grill each burger 2-4 minutes on each side. Slide into buns and top with your favorite condiments.