Camping Recipes: Veggie Burgers

Camping Recipes: Veggie Burgers

by Kristen on July 22, 2012

Camping Recipes: Veggie Burgers

Before a camping trip last year I made the mistake of Googling ‘camping recipes.’ Most of the ideas that I found were absolutely horrible; things I would never want to feed myself, or (if I had any) my children. Seriously, it was bad. Just for fun you should try it. Or don’t, if your tastes are anything like mine you might end up a little nauseous.

So this year I’ve decided to post some of the recipes of the delicious camping food I’ve been eating. (Hope you don’t get too tired of all the camping recipes I have planned for the next few days!) All the recipes are super easy and quick to make, plus they’re healthy. They were also gobbled up by a toddler, so hopefully your kids will like them too.

Camping Recipes: Veggie Burgers

These veggie burgers were my favourite camping meal. Seriously, they were insanely delicious. My sister made them at home, froze them and then packed them into the cooler for our third camping dinner. Some floury buns, lettuce, tomato and goat feta and voila, a wicked meal for around the campfire.

These veggie burgers were full of flavour and had lots of texture from the roasted nuts and seeds. They are also low in fat with lots of healthy protein and handfuls of veggies.

Camping Recipes: Veggie Burgers

I have yet to make these myself, but from what my sister tells me they are super easy. Don’t be intimidated by the long list of ingredients, you basically throw everything into one bowl, mix it together and form into patties. They freeze really well so if you make more than you need just throw them in the freezer with a piece of parchment paper separating each patty. Do be a little careful with them as they are fairly soft until they cook.

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Camping Recipes: Veggie Burgers
 
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Serves: Makes 12 burgers
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1½ tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-19 ounce can black beans, drained
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ cup parsley or cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • ½ cup almonds, roasted and chopped
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds, roasted and chopped
  • 3 cups panko or fine bread crumbs
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups carrots, grated
  • 2 cups oats
  • Flour for dredging
Instructions
  1. Saute onion and garlic in the vegetable oil for 2 minutes. Add to a large bowl.
  2. Add all other ingredients and mix well. Form into patties and dust with flour on both sides.
  3. Heat a splash of oil in a pan. Add veggie patties, making sure not to crowd the pan. Cook until patties are brown on both sides.
  4. Serve on hamburger buns with lettuce, tomato, pickles and all the condiments you like.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
Patties can be frozen, uncooked, between sheets of parchment paper.

 

Adapted from a recipe from Whitewater Cookbooks

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Lyndsay

Seriously the best veggie burger I’ve tried!

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Riley

This looks very yummy! So many great flavors!

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Alison

Hi! When taking them camping, were thy cooked beforehand, or taken uncooked and prepared there (if so how we’re they prepared…over a grate in a fire pit, or in a pan?) going camping next week and would love to try this out! We will be beach camping and have a basic fire put at our site to use. Any tips would be appreciated!
Thanks, Alison

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Kristen

Hi Alison,

So when I took these camping (have done it a couple times now) I pre-formed the patties and stored them in a ziploc bag between layers of parchment paper. They are really soft and delicate before they’re cooked so you might need to re-form them a little before cooking them.

As far as cooking goes you’re going to want to cook these in a pan. I think they would likely fall apart on the grill. They can definitely be done in a pan over the fire though!

Hope you have an awesome time camping. I’m a little bit jealous right now :)

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Janice

I have made the patties and want to know if I can cook these in the oven in a big pan with sides and a bit of oil?

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Kristen

Hi Janice,

I’ve haven’t tried making them that way before so I can’t say for sure. I imagine that it would work to bake them, but they might not get as crispy on the outside. Maybe try broiling them for a few minutes at the end if you think they need it.

If the oven method works well for you I’d love to hear so I can make a note of it for other readers. :)

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Janice

I made the batch of veggie burgers up and rolled them in balls and stored them in a big bowl covered in the fridge overnight. I floured them and placed them in a heavy cast iron pan with oil just browned slightly on both sides and covered them with tin foil and placed them on the top rack of my 450 degree oven to finish cooking as I was cooking roasted potatoes in the oven. Cooked them till they were very hot. They were very tasty. I think next time I will just cook them in the oven. Served with a garden salad, roasted potatoes and garnished the burgers with baby spinach, tomatoe, dill pickle and condiments.

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