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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
4.29 from 7 votes

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.
Kristin Marr
Prep Time45 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 1281 kcal

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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Pour the bean and veggie mixture into a large bowl. Add: egg, cooked bulgur, cumin, and salt. Mix well.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Serve on mini burger buns and top with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition

Calories: 1281kcalCarbohydrates: 142gProtein: 40gFat: 67gSaturated Fat: 49gCholesterol: 163mgSodium: 1940mgPotassium: 1835mgFiber: 35gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 12545IUVitamin C: 60.3mgCalcium: 257mgIron: 12.7mg
Tried this recipe?Let me know how it was!
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. 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.

  2. 5 stars
    All kinds of goodies! We love Bob’s products and buy baking supplies and cereal from them on a regular basis.

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

  4. Definitely some of the flours! These look so good, can’t wait to try them!

  5. 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.

  6. Interesting recipe, though hard to give up a foot chunk of beef I can see this being good once in a while…

  7. Coconut flour, almond meal, and hazelnut meal! Bob’s Red Mill is the best, thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  8. 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. 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!