[Gluten free] Curry Vegetable Burgers

No your eyes are NOT deceiving you.

Yes I am just as surprised. 

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When I think of burgers, I think of beef, juicy and preferably with bacon. I never think of vegetables unless you count pickles and maybe tomato inside. If I’m being fancy (like Iggy Azalea) then I might go the lamb or kangaroo route- or the rare occasion, salmon

Notice a trend? They are all animal sources of protein…and I like it. 

Another reason I’m not a fan of traditional vegetable burgers is that all the recipes I’ve seen contain legumes in some form- whether that be chickpeas, black beans or kidney beans. I am not the biggest fan of legumes because a certain hummus loving blogger ate them all. Just kidding. My stomach does not really appreciate these little buggers and I’m not willing to continue dabbling with them. I’ll have my steak and eat it too. 

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A while back when I caught up with my granola bar bestie Lauren (sorry Lauren….it’s going to stick forever now) she mentioned how she was going to try going ‘Meat-free Monday’. That wouldn’t be too hard for her because whenever I dined out with Lauren back in Melbourne, she’d always pick vegetarian options regardless. 

Anyway, when Lauren came over for brunch a few weeks ago, I had intentions to make a sausage based dish but thought….let’s make it meat free. Geeze, the things I do for others.

Anyway. More childhood friend stories! Our friend Ingrid whom I travelled to Japan with, would always go on and on about these things she ate growing up called ‘Bubble And Squeak’. Bubble and Squeak is a vegetable croquette style snack which has a spicy, curry flavour and apparently tastes amazing with ketchup. Then again, so does a majority of things.

So where do all these childhood stories lead to? This recipe. Based on potatoes instead of chickpeas, they lend a blank texture to add anything your heart desires. I loved the flavours of curry after this recipe, so wanted to incorporate the same. Using my favourite gluten free flour blend- I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. 

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Although I won’t be giving up meat anytime soon, these are a delicious contender….with a side of a beef burger. Oh snap. 

[Gluten Free] Curry Vegetable Burgers
A hearty, gluten free burger recipe which is heavy on the veggies and perfect for a meat free meal!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 kilogram potatoes (sub for rutabaga or sweet potatoes for a paleo option)
  2. 1/2 cup peas
  3. 1/2 cup corn
  4. 1/2 cup baby spinach, finely chopped
  5. 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  6. 1 garlic clove, minced
  7. 2 eggs, whisked lightly
  8. 1 T curry powder
  9. 1 tsp onion powder
  10. 1 tsp garlic powder
  11. 1 tsp sea salt
  12. 1/4 cup gluten free flour + more for light dusting
  13. Olive oil
Instructions
  1. In a microwave safe bowl or large pot, cook potatoes until no longer firm but tender. Allow to cool then mash completely.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the mashed potatoes, peas, corn, chopped spinach, chopped onion, minced garlic and mix to combine. Add the eggs and mix well. Add the curry powder, onion powder, garlic powder, sea salt and flour. Mix until fully incorporated
  3. Form the mixture into 8 even patties and lightly dust each one with extra flour and set aside
  4. Coat a large frying pan generously with oil and cook the patties for 3 minutes, before flipping and cooking for another 3 minutes or until crispy on the outside. Serve patties immediately or allow to cool completely before storing.
Notes
  1. These burgers can be made in advance and easily reheated on the grill or in the oven. They freeze extremely well and simply defrost before consuming
  2. For a quick meal idea, toast up a hamburger bun, add your condiments and an easy option
  3. These taste amazing cold- I ate it for breakfast with a side of potatoes and was in potato heaven
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52 thoughts on “[Gluten free] Curry Vegetable Burgers

  1. Your posting zoning is perfect – I habe something to read immediately when I wake up!
    Favourite burger : beef! ! I can’t stand beans so much either, at least my stomach doesn’t. But then again, who DOESN’T make noises after eating beans?
    Never heard of Bubble And Squeak though and probably won’t try it because I’m no ketchup fan – it’s just too sweet.
    I’m making these potato burgers for my parents (well, and me) in the coming weeks! They will be do glad to have me back home;-)

  2. YAYYYYYYYY veggie burgers!!!! I am STILL on the hunt for a veggie burger recipe that holds together and tastes delicious. I never thought of using potatoes though, that’s genius! I’m slightly terrified of curry powder (I’m a wimp when it comes to spiciness), but maybe I’ll get brave or just sub out another spice.

  3. I actually love a really good veggie burger–in my mind, they are much more difficult than a good regular burger, because you have to get pretty much everything just right, and they require many more ingredients. One of my favorite veggie burger iterations is with a beet base–a little sweetness along with the savoriness!

  4. I’m love beef and turkey burgers, but occasionally I do get cravings for veggie burgers. These look great!

    Sometimes I have meat-free days, but they’re usually on accident. I’ve already had two slices of bacon today, so I guess it’s not going to be one of those days.

  5. These look soo good!! I’ve never heard of bubble and squeak (although i just googled it because it sounds familiar- maybe im thinking of the store around corner from me called baubles and lace??) anyways i want to eat these– can you please come to america and make them for me? k thanks.

  6. I am picky about my veggie burgers too! Either they fall apart or just taste “weird”….I love Boca’s but they tend to be just all fake “meat”.

    These sound great. Hope they have some “chew” to them…if you know it what I mean.

    I also think they would be great with smoked paprika vs. the curry since I love the smokiness…oh and hot sauce and mustard and just yum!

    1. Haha, naw, Natasha, unfortunately they aren’t chewy- saying that, you could definitely add brown rice or quinoa to give it some chew- or even some course oat grouts! Definitely try it with paprika- but if you do, don’t add the curry 🙂

  7. Confession: I can probably count the amount of times I’ve eaten a burger in my entire life on one hand. I’m just not the biggest fan 😳 But I -do- like veggie burgers more than meaty burgers, and I’m a big fan of putting twists on things, so… I wouldn’t kick these outta bed 😉

  8. I will vouch for the fact that your curried tuna patties are delicious so I’d assume any sort of curry patty you create would be tasty.

    I like veggie burgers so long as they are not of the mcm meat variety. (in other words, not soy-based.) My favorite store bought products are Sunshine Burgers, specifically the hemp and sage variety and Engine Two Burgers, especially the white bean and kale.

    I have never tried bubble and squeak. The Brits have funky names for their food. Spotted Dick? Really?

    I was vegetarian for over a decade but I do eat meat now and rarely have a meatless day anymore. It is difficult for me to eat enough if I don’t include animal products. I love many of the vegetarian dishes though so I always enjoy meatless meals.

  9. My favorite veggie burgers are actually falafel burgers. I love the fried chickpea! The place I work also have the most delicious veggie burgers and I know they are made with corn, peas and carrots among other things. I don’t want to find out that recipe though because I don’t want to take the chance and screw it up =X

  10. Veggie burgers with a side of beef- haha I like the way you roll, my friend! My favourite veggie burgers as of late are homemade chickpea burgers which taste oh-so-like falafels. If I feel like I’m lacking in protein, I’ll add in a side of eggs which does the trick. As much as I enjoy most kinds of veggie burgers (including the sound of these Curry Vegetable Burgers), nothing comes close to the real deal i.e. beef burgers, preferably medium-rare!

  11. Sometimes I have meat free days, and by sometimes I mean always. Sometimes I think I’m funny, and by sometimes I mean that’s what my mom tells me. These look whoa good. Beans make my tummy upset sometimes too, but I continue to eat them because they are SOOO GOOD. Let’s just say it’s a good thing I’m single…and sleep alone. If you catch my drift. Get it…drift…

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