Bulgur Veggie Burger Sliders

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Happy day-after-Fourth-of-July to all my fellow American friends. Today, we’re going to have a serious meat intervention. I’m sure most of us (not us, of course, just our friends) indulged in more than our fair share of grass-fed burgers and wieners yesterday. So, let’s back away from the grill and pull-out the veggies, beans, and bulgur for a lighter version of the great American classic.

bulgur veggie burger sliders

Veggie burgers can be incredibly tasty little gems or possess a complete “ick” factor. It’s true! There’s really no middle ground when it comes to a burger loaded with veggies or even beans. But, these little burgers possess all the right qualities. There isn’t any “I wish I went with the meat burger” disappointment here.

What makes these burgers different?

I’m glad you asked!

bulgur veggie burger sliders

First, these cute little patties claim a secret ingredient, Bob’s Red Mill Bulgur. Bulgur is a whole grain staple commonly found in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, think: Tabbouleh.

Bob’s Red Mill Bulgur is made from Whole Grain Red Wheat that’s been parboiled, dried and cracked; making it a quick-cooking, whole grain staple for the real food kitchen. Bulgur is incredibly versatile . It can be used in salads, enjoyed as hot cereal, or even mixed in meatballs or muffins. Bulgur gives these burgers a nutty taste and packs nutrition by providing protein and fiber in each bite.

bulgur veggie burger sliders

Second, sliders! Yep, these little burgers get a fancy upgrade, meet “the slider”.

Veggie burgers aren’t meat burgers, therefore, typical homemade veggie burgers have a difficult time staying true to form when shaped into a monstrous burger. I’m sure you’ve taken a bite of a homemade veggie burger, shaped to disguise itself as a full-grown meat burger. The result?  Mush! A big bite of mushy beans and veggies. No, thanks! These burgers are shaped into miniature patties, “sliders”, for the perfect bite-sized, protein-packed (thank you, Bob’s Red Mill Bulgur) veggie burger. No mush here, friend!

bulgur veggie burger sliders

Bulgur Veggie Burger Sliders
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Bulgur Veggie Burger Sliders

First, these cute little patties claim a secret ingredient, Bob’s Red Mill Bulgur. Bulgur is a whole grain staple commonly found in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, think: Tabbouleh.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Veggie Burger
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 1281 kcal
Author Kristin Marr

Ingredients

Bulgur:

Burgers:

  • Bob's Red Mill Bulgur see recipe above
  • 1 1/2 cups garbanzo beans cooked
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms chopped
  • 1/2 cup carrot chopped
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil for frying
  • burger buns and toppings of choice

Instructions

For the bulgur:

  1. In a small saucepan bring 2/3 cup chicken broth (or veggie broth) to a boil. Add the bulgur to the boiling broth. Place the lid on the pot and turn off the heat. Allow the covered bulgur to sit for fifteen minutes until the bulgur is fluffy and cooked. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor (my favorite) add: garbanzo beans, garlic, mushrooms, carrot, yellow onion, and red bell pepper. Pulse until the picture is wet and sticks together (about 1 minute). Note: The trick to this step is cutting the veggies relatively the same size before pulsing.
  3. Pour the bean and veggie mixture into a large bowl. Add: egg, cooked bulgur, cumin, and salt. Mix well.
  4. Cover a plate or tray with parchment paper. Using your hands form the burger mixture into small sliders, rolling into balls and flattening. Place the slider patties on the parchment-lined plate. Refrigerate for at least thirty minutes.
  5. Preheat the oven to 375F. Place 1/4 cup coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Remove the patties from the fridge and carefully place in the oil. Brown the patties on each side for 5 minutes. Place the patties on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, until the patties are firm.
  6. Serve on mini burger buns and top with your favorite toppings.

Live-SImply-Giveaway

I’ve teamed up with my friends at Bob’s Red Mill to bring you a bag of my favorite whole grain bulgur (yay!) and a $50 Bob’s Red Mill Gift Card. That means you can enjoy a Bulgur Veggie Burger Slider and shop for your favorite Bob’s products, like: baking soda, baking powder, flour, and oats.

There are seven opportunities to enter the giveaway. Simply follow the widget below to enter.

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The giveaway contest runs from July 6, 2014 (8am EST) to July 14, 2014 (11:59pm EST). The winner will be announced within 48 hours of the giveaway ending, here on the blog. This giveaway is open to addresses in the continental US and Canada only. Must be at least 18 years old to enter.

Bulgur Veggie Burger Sliders

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Bob’s Red Mill. The opinions and photos expressed are completely my own. As a blogger, I’m privileged to partner with companies making a difference in the natural and real food world.  I only endorse companies and products I 100% love and believe in.

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72 Comments

  1. says: Katie S

    Mmmm those burgers look so delish and I am amazed that they stayed together – I have bad luck and my burgers/patties always collapse! If I had the gift certificate I would buy buckwheat flour, coconut flour, nutritional yeast, hemp seeds, chia seeds… lots of options 🙂

  2. These look perfect for a summer picnic/cookout! I’m obsessed with Bob’s Red Mill’s flaxseed meal (I use it as an add-in in smoothies or to make flax eggs), so I would definitely use the gift card to stock up on it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. says: Rosie

    Oh my goodness! I would buy vital wheat gluten, as I want to try making my own seitan. I’d also try more flours, such as buckwheat (to try my own soba noodles). I’d like to try masa harina to make my own tortillas, I want the buttermilk powder, too!!

  4. says: Erin Ellis

    I can’t wait to try this recipe! I would buy some Bulgur, natural pearl couscous,tapioca, and the whole grains & beans soup mix. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.
    Erin
    fairyfractal at gmail dot com

  5. says: Mary Beth Elderton

    I regularly buy many Bob’s Red Mill products! I would love to try a variety of beans and rices.I already love the chia, spelt, and kamut and would love to try the other Grains of Discovery as well.

  6. says: Rebecca Urban

    5 stars
    I think I’ve pinned half of your recipes in the last hour, and made your pb coconut granola…I love your blog!! I’d buy almond or coconut flours, or any of the other yummy gluten free things they have

  7. says: Heather

    5 stars
    What’s not to love about Bob’s Red Mill products…they’re fantastic. I live in an area that is very limited on availability of products, but use quite a few different things. I would absolutely love to purchase and try the organic coconut flour!

  8. says: Lynn

    I can’t wait to try these bulgur veggie burger sliders…yum!
    If I had a $50 gift certificate for Bob’s Red Mill, I would get Flax Seeds, Chia Seeds, Whole Hull-less Barley, Corn Grits, and the Bean Soup Seasoning Mix. I know, I know, I am over the $50 gift cerficate, but it’s just too hard to choose.

  9. says: Shannon

    Those burgers look great! I will definitely be trying them this week 🙂 Almond flour, nutritional yeast, and maybe some new grains/mixes I havent tried before.

  10. says: Kelly

    would love to try making tortillas with their corn masa and have also been wanting to try out the bean flours.

  11. says: Amy Carter

    5 stars
    All kinds of goodies! We love Bob’s products and buy baking supplies and cereal from them on a regular basis.

  12. says: Roxana S.

    I’ll have to decide but my go to flours are flax, oat, coconut and almond as I’m gluten free but the Bulgar and this yummy recipe are going to my neighbor because I love to spread love and good health.

  13. says: Renee

    With the $50 I would definitely get a combo of coconut flour, arrowroot powder, almond flour and whole wheat flour!

  14. says: Debbie Weilacher

    I would buy different kinds of flour. Something I wouldn’t normally buy in order to try something new.

  15. says: Vicky Carlson

    I love Bob’s Red Mill. I would buy some chickpeas and other legumes. I’m always in the market for those. I have been wanting to try fava beans and millet grain and so many others that there is really no telling.

  16. says: Michelle J

    These look yummy!! Although my family wouldn’t dare let me venture away from serving meat! LOL. I already buy Bob’s umbromerated white flour, and his organic Red Whole Wheat flour. I’ve been wanting to venture out further from my comfort zone and get a few things I wouldn’t normally get.

  17. says: Maria Corcacas

    These bulgar burgers sound fabulous, & I would LOVE to win a Bob’s gift card! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  18. says: Naomi

    Thanks! I would try the bulgar, the oats, almond flour, and flax seed. I have tried many different veggie and bean burgers, but never even heard of bulgar.

  19. says: Amanda J

    I love Bob’s red mill products. I would get some organic quinoa (Since I go through it quickly) and some of their organic baking/bread flours.

  20. says: Ginger

    I would probably try some of the bulgur and definitely re-stock my rolled oats (my toddler loves her soaked “oatmeal-bowl” in the morning).

  21. says: Lori Reed

    I haven’t tried this brand yet, but I have heard good things about them for awhile now. I would love to try out different types of flours, especially if there are alternatives to wheat available 🙂

  22. I would absolutely buy Bob’s Red Mill Replacer, because even though I have a large flock of laying hens, using this egg replacer in cookies I make creates a deliciously soft cookie that simply doesn’t happen when using eggs! It’s my secret ingredient for Christmas cookies! I would also buy arrowroot powder, as I use it for deodorant, dry shampoo and face powder. I would like to try TVP and some ancient grains like amaranth, buckwheat and teff. Coconut flour, sweet dairy whey, Tri-Color Couscous and Chia Seeds are also things I would like to try. Thanks so much!

  23. says: Shelby

    I use Bob’s products for so many things! I’m not sure what my pantry would need next, but w/ a $50 gift certificate, I could certainly stock up!

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