Veggie Pulp Burgers: The Circle of Life
For those weekend mornings when you wake up needing a quick detox, the Breville Juice Fountain Plus is an invaluable tool. Root vegetables are in abundance in New England throughout the fall, and I find that beet, parsnip and carrot make a great base for a redemption juice.
Set the veggie pulp aside before adding apple, orange, ginger and lime. You now have a magic elixir that you will feel permeating your system. You will start to feel like a normal human being again very soon.
But what to do with the remaining pulp? It seems like a waste to throw it away.
Here is your chance to become a productive member of society once more. You are about to turn all this unused fiber into a hearty meal.
2 1/2 cups veggie pulp
1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
1/2 cups bread crumbs
15 oz can of black beans, drained
6 oz can of tomato paste
1 tspn paprika
1 tspn chili powder
2 tspn dried oregano
Salt & pepper
First smush the black beans with a fork.
Then combine all the remaining ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Form eight patties. They look remarkably like actual hamburgers.
These patties can be pan fried, or baked in the oven. You can refrigerate the rest for use the next day, or you can freeze them.
You've accomplished a lot today. Well done!