Veggie-Nut Burger Lettuce Wraps

As veggie burgers go, there are as many varieties as there are vegetables, grains, beans, nuts and seeds. Pecans are a key ingredient of these delicious veggie burgers. I have fond memories of the neighborhood pecan trees from my childhood. Although we didn’t have our own tree, branches of neighbors’ trees arched over our garden from seemingly all directions. When ripe pecans weren’t raining down on our roof, my brother, my playmates, and I were throwing sticks to force clusters of pecans to fall. The fatter the pecans, the more “meaty” they were, and they were just fine for eating right out of the shell. The meatier the pecan the better the burger!

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Perhaps you’ve been curious about veggie burgers but haven’t tried one? Believe me, the best-tasting veggie burger is the one you make yourself. These Veggie-Nut Burgers combine the meaty textures of pecans, walnuts, and mushrooms with the slightly tangy taste of Litehouse Chunky Bleu Cheese Dressing. The dressing is in the burger along with Litehouse Instantly Fresh Italian Herb Blend. Smoky liquid flavoring, gluten-free soy sauce, and other seasonings and spices contribute to a grilled burger taste. These meat-free burgers are gluten-free and fantastically flavorful—if I say so myself. Wrapping your Veggie Nut Burger in a fan of curly lettuce and topping it with a slice of sweet onion and a slice of beefsteak tomato will keep the meal gluten free. The smoky and slightly sweet taste of the nuts is perfect wrapped in lettuce. Plus, the Veggie Nut Burger mix freezes well, so you can have more for later. Here are other serving ideas:

  • Shape the Veggie Nut Burger mix into meatball shapes and serve with pasta and your favorite pasta sauce.
  • Shape the mix into a loaf, bake for one hour, and serve with rice or potatoes and a vegetable.
  • Top a homemade pizza with the chunky mix for a beef-style topping.

Whether you are a confirmed fan of meatless burgers or not, you’ll be sure to enjoy the texture and taste of these burgers. With Litehouse Products in the ingredients, a quality and healthy result is assured. Note to readers: This recipe is not recommended for those with allergies to nuts.

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Veggie-Nut Burger Lettuce Wraps

Serves 4 | Finish in 50 minutes
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Tree nuts are full of flavor, protein, and texture. Combined with mushrooms and other flavorful ingredients, they make delicious veggie burgers. Wrap these gluten-free burgers in lettuce fans for a gluten-free meal or snack.

Ingredients

¾ cup Cremini Mushrooms chopped,
1 cup raw pecans finely chopped (with a few chunks remaining),
1 cup raw walnuts finely chopped (with a few chunks remaining),
½ cup oat bran,
¾ cup instant potato flakes (or two small potatoes, boiled and mashed),
1 ½ Tbsp. Litehouse Italian Herb Blend,
½ tsp. sea salt,
¼ tsp. cracked white pepper,
1 tsp. paprika,
1 ½ cup vegetable broth,
1 tsp. Liquid Smoke,
1 ½ tsp. low-sodium soy sauce,
¼ cup Litehouse Chunky Bleu Cheese Dressing,
Non-stick vegetable spray,

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well with a silicon spoon or spatula. Spray a baking pan or cookie sheet with non-stick vegetable spray. Using an ice cream scoop (for portion control), take portions of the veggie-nut burger mix from the bowl and place portions on the baking sheet. Shape with your hands to form the burgers to the desired thickness.

2. Place veggie-nut burgers in oven and cook for 20 minutes, checking after 15 minutes. The veggie-nut burgers are done if they are firm and brown around the edges. If not, cook for another 5 minutes. If you formed thick burgers, cook for up to 30 minutes.

3. Serve burgers with curly lettuce (or another type of lettuce with flexible leaves), slices of Vidalia or mild onion, and slices of tomato. Top each veggie-nut burger with a spoonful of Litehouse Chunky Bleu Cheese Dressing.

4. Refrigerate or freeze any leftover veggie-nut burger for later use.


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