Greek Burger & Cauli Bun Recipes

This week I posted a pic of my dinner. It was a Greek Burger from my new cookbook with a Cauliflower Crust bun. The bun was inspired from the Cauli Pizza Crust recipe from my book and a friend Rosalie Brown who gave me the genius idea to make a better bun. I find bread makes me feel heavy and not great, so I normally just serve my burgers in lettuce wraps or on a salad. But man, sometimes you just want a burger on a bun. The cauli crust worked perfectly and tasted even better. I will put it out there that it does take a bit of work, but I promise it will be worth it.  So for this weeks blog post I am going to share the bun recipe as well as the Greek Burger Recipe.

Greek Burger

Makes 6 burgers

Ingredients

3 tbsp ground flaxseed with 1/3 cup water

1 can of black beans

1/4 cup fresh dill

2 large cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoons onion powder

1/2 cup rolled oats  

½ cup breadcrumbs

1 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoons tamari (or soy sauce)

2 tablespoons Greek seasoning (or use your own fresh herbs)

¼ cup chopped up feta cheese

10 black olives sliced

¼ cup roasted red peppers, diced

¾-1 tsp fine-grain sea salt

fresh ground pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat over to 350 F. Like a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a small bowl, combine the flaxseed with 1/3 cup  warm water and set aside for 5-10 minutes, until thickened.

  3. In a large bowl, mash the black beans into a semi-paste with potato masher. Stir in the rest of the ingredients and add the flaxseed mixture last. Mix well until combined.

  4. Shape the dough into 4-6 patties. Pack the dough tightly, especially around the edges to help hold it together during the cooking. Place patties on baking sheet.

  5. Bake the patties for 10-15 minutes, gently flip them, and bake for 10-15 minutes more, until the patties are firm. Top with vegan mayo or tzatziki, lettuce and tomato.

Note– not feelingl the Greek vibe? Get creative and omit Greek seasoning, feta and olives and add in your own spices and veggies to the base recipe. Think Cajun, BBQ or Veggie Burger.

Tip – These burgers freeze well so I like to make a double batch and individually wrap them and freeze. It makes an easy lunch or pull out on a night when you just don’t have time to cook.

Cauliflower Bun Recipe

Serves 2-3

Ingredients

1 head cauliflower

½ cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 eggs

1 tablespoon of your desired seasoning - I used a burger seasoning from Epicure but feel free to get creative and add your own creation

½ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F and line baking tray with cauliflower mixture.

  2. Chop up cauliflower into small pieces. Put in food processor and pulse until finely chopped (should look like cauliflower rice). Place in microwaveable bowl and cook for 4 minutes.

  3. Let mixture cool then place cauliflower in cheese cloth and squeeze out excess water. Don’t skip this step, it is what gets all the water out so you have a solid bun.

  4. Place cauliflower back in bowl. Add two eggs, cheddar cheese and spices. Stir to combine.

  5. Place cauliflower mixture on baking tray lined with parchment paper and spread out evenly to make crust. Bake in oven 400 for 25-35 minutes until golden brown.  Cut into 6 or 8 burger sized squares.

Tip – I made these again and I like to flip the burger and cook a few minutes on the other side so they are really firm and bun like.

If you make this recipe let me know what you think in the comments below or tag me in your creation @prepwithpam. I love seeing your variations and creations.

Happy Meal Prep Sunday,

Xo

Pam