There is a restaurant in Chicago that has an amazing homemade veggie burger. Seriously, it’s flavorful and hearty, and though a bit messy, it’s worth every napkin. Today I wanted to recreate the burger and every ounce of it’s deliciousness. I googled for recipes that contained mushrooms and quinoa, both I’m convinced I tasted in the original version. I found what looked to be a perfectly matching recipe from Martha Stewart’s Test Kitchen website. Following the recipe nearly to a T, I did add a few handfuls of crushed chickpeas for additional nutrients and density. Once the patty was pan-seared to the perfect soft, golden crust, I sandwiched the burger between a honey wheat sandwich thin bun and added lettuce and onion. Not pictured: the giant dollop of mayo that completed the combo.
I love tomatoes on the vine – their spiny leaves look almost prehistoric!