"A Non-Burger Burger" — Meatless Monday

Morgan's Veggie Patties

Morgan's Veggie Patties; Guy Fieri

Photo by: Tara Donne

Tara Donne

Dry, crumbly and chewy — three ways you might describe store-bought frozen veggie patties. But Guy's recipe for Morgan's Veggie Patties (pictured above), first created by his sister, Morgan, turns out what Guy deems "a non-burger burger." Moist, tender and full of bold tastes, this hearty between-the-bun creation combines fresh vegetables and an array of spices, plus beans and breadcrumbs, to offer a hearty, juicy patty.

To start making this top-rated recipe, Guy sautes bell peppers, onions, jalapenos and artichokes so that they become soft and subtly sweet, then combines them with white and black beans, chickpeas and rolled oats. Smoky, spicy and fragrant spices and herbs like cumin, cayenne, oregano and paprika offer a punch of flavor, while a single egg helps marry the mixture and allows the ingredients to stick together. Since you're working with a raw egg, it's important to let the sauteed vegetables completely cool before adding it; this will prevent any lingering heat from scrambling the egg. Guy likes to form the mixture into patties and then briefly chill them in the refrigerator so that they keep their shape. After a quick sear in olive oil, these picnic-ready patties will have formed a slight crust on the outside and become meatlike on the inside. Finish each with your favorite burger toppings and serve alongside cookout sides and salads for the ultimate summertime meal.

Get the Recipe: Morgan's Veggie Patties

Click the play button on the video below to watch Guy make the veggie patties with his mom and sister, Morgan.

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Joined by his mom and his sister, Morgan, Guy makes vegetarian burgers.

Meatless Monday, an international movement, encourages people everywhere to cut meat one day a week for personal and planetary health. Browse more Meatless Monday recipes.

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