Monday, June 30, 2008

Garden Burger Wraps

The Garden Burger Wrap idea came from a more complicated dinner that I used to make. The mixture below can be placed in the food processor until it has a consistency that can be molded into "garden burgers" and cooked in a skillet. These were delicious, but one time I was rushed and didn't have time to shape the burgers. I had some tortillas on hand and I haven't made these the traditional way since! This recipe is quick and easy and is packed with fiber.


Garden Burger Wraps

1 1/4 cups vegetable broth or water
1 small onion
1 1/2 cups cooked garbonzo beans (or 1 can)
1 cup dry bulgur
1/2 cup frozen peas and carrots blend
1 teaspoon taco spice
Tortillas or other wrap

Directions:

1. Add broth and onion to a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil.
2. Once it is boiling, add garbonzo beans, bulgur, frozen peas and carrots and taco spice.
3. Cover and reduce heat to low for 15 minutes. When you come back, it will look like this:



This is the step where you could toss this mixture into a food processor and mold into burgers for the skillet or grill, but I take the easy way now and grab a tortilla. I add a little mustard to mine (I'm strange like that) but they are plenty good plain too.



Just so you don't worry that I have joined the low-carb craze with these tortillas let me assure you that I haven't. I choose these tortillas because of the ingredients: Oat fiber, whole wheat flour, wheat gluten, soy protein, and wheat bran. A word of warning: these wraps are high in fiber - 6g per wrap. If you aren't used to that much fiber and you eat a lot of these... there may be some ... consequences. Luckily it only takes your body about a week to adjust to a higher fiber diet, so until then my advice is: You might want to open some windows.


2 comments:

AJS said...

Any recipe that comes with a warning like this one is one I've GOT to try! Shall we contact Oprah?

CBS said...

I'm hardly awake and I'm already laughing out loud!!!! This sounds delicious but, whenever I visit, limit me to a VERY small serving. Oprah or bust...or Oprah and bust ;)