Friday, August 12, 2011

Linda McCartney’s Veggie Burgers

I was a vegetarian for years. It was not very hard for me since I love so many veggies & veggie products. I had to stop because my body wasn't absorbing iron well from veggies or supplements. My sister is still a Vegetarian & I am constantly cooking up things for her to have when she's visiting that taste delicious & are fulfilling. One thing I continue to make for myself are veggie burgers. YUM. 

I've always loved Paul McCartney & I'd gush about his relationship to his first wife, Linda. They were married for 30+ years before she passed away. They spent almost every night together that entire time, cooked meals as a family, etc. And they, as well as their children, were/are vegetarians. I got the most amazing chance to meet Linda McCartney when she published  her first cookbook, 
Linda McCartney's Home Cooking (9781559701600) & my friend worked for ABC (Linda promoted her book on Regis & Kathy Lee). Linda was as sweet & humble as pie. I adored her. I was so fortunate because she passed away only a couple of years later, way too young, from cancer. What an inspiration to me. Thank you, Linda...

This is 

adapted from Linda McCartney's Home Cooking:

Linda McCartney’s Veggie Burgers 

Makes 8-10

  • 4 TBSp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 cup cooked cannellini beans
  • ½ cup cooked lentils
  • ½ cup cooked small red beans
  • ½ cup grated carrot
  • ½ cup grated zucchini
  • 4 TBSp chopped parsley
  • 2-2 ½ cups fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • S & P
Saute onion and garlic in oil until soft & opaque. Add cumin.
Remove from heat. Stir in beans and grated veggies & mash together to combine.
Add the remaining ingredients & mix well.
Shape into patties. Chill if mixture is too sticky... 
GRILL or Pan-fry in olive oil.

*Lishie tip- to get beautifully rounded patties? Use a large biscuit cutter or a burger pattie shaper!
<3 Lishie


  1. I love veggie burgers, too! Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try it! :)

  2. Hope you all like them! Please let me know!

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