A few weeks ago we were playing what a friend of ours calls “Pantry Survivor” — where you invent new dishes based on what’s in your pantry. We came up with a great veggie burger combination.
The ingredients you’ll need are:
- Wheat bread
- Cheddar cheese (we used white cheddar)
- Veggie burger patties (we used California-style patties from Boca Burger)
- Yellow onion
- Refried beans
- Roma tomatoes
- Pickled jalapenos
- Olive oil
- BBQ sauce (we used Stubb’s Wicked Chicken Wing Sauce)
Slice about half an onion and cover with olive oil. Also slice some cheddar cheese (1-2 slices per burger). Slice tomatoes julienne style, then chop into about 1/4″ pieces.
Grill onions and veggie patties. We grilled them using an indoor grill pan from Pampered Chef, which allows enough air underneath the food to give it a nice crispness that you won’t get with a normal skillet.
Meanwhile, heat up your refried beans and toast your bread. Also mix equal parts mayonnaise and BBQ sauce together.
About one minute before the veggie patties are done, place the sliced cheese on top of them to allow it to melt.
Place a healthy amount of the mayonnaise/BBQ sauce mix on one side of the bread and a healthy amount of refried beans on the other. Place pickled jalapenos and tomatoes on the refried beans side, along with the grilled onions.
Place veggie burger and cheese on the other side. Serve and enjoy!
This is a great Texas-style burger that can easily be made with things you already have in your pantry or refrigerator. Very tasty and filling. We decided that this type of burger needs a name, so we have coined it “La Raquelita.”