It's finally feeling like autumn! So now it's not crazy that I'm eating pumpkin and apple everything. And if it wasn't enough to have apple relish on the burgers, I went ahead and made an apple-kale saute. Scroll down past the burgers for the recipe.
These are both quick recipes, and thank the lord, because I couldn't get started on it until pretty late in the evening.
Burgers Straight from Connoisseurus Veg | Makes: 4 burgers | Time: ~20 min
Nutty Pumpkin Burgers
1 small onion, quartered
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 14 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/4 cups panko breadcrumbs
3/4 cup #pumpkin puree
3/4 cup chopped #pecans
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp powdered ginger
S&P to taste
1-2 tbsp oil, for grilling
2 #apples, finely diced (I used gala apples)
2 tbsp red onion, finely diced
2 tbsp fresh cilantro
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, or more for extra tartness
S&P to taste
To Serve (the only place I veered from the original recipe)
4 hamburger buns
Tahini dressing by Epicurious
Place onion, garlic, beans, breadcrumbs, pumpkin puree, pecans, cumin, cinnamon and ginger into food processor bowl and pulse until finely chopped and well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Shape into 4 to 6 patties.
Lightly oil the bottom of a skillet and place over medium heat. Working in batches if needed, arrange patties in skillet and cook until browned on bottoms, about 4 minutes. Flip and cook about 4 minutes more, until browned on opposite sides. Add oil to the skillet between batches, as needed, and repeat until all patties are cooked.
In between flipping the patties, make the apple relish by stirring all ingredients together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Stuff buns with patties, top with relish and any other toppings of choice.
Apple Kale Saute Straight from Whole Foods | Serves: 4 | Time: ~15 min
1 tbsp EVO
1 large red onion, sliced
2 medium apples, cut into bite-size pieces (I used more )
2 tsp cider vinegar
1/4 tsp fine sea salt
1 bunch #kale, stems and tough ribs removed, leaves thinly sliced
1/4 tsp ground black pepper