May 11, 2012

How to Make a Sparrow Veggie Burger

Sparrow Veggie Burger

I love sloppy food, particularly old-school vegetarian sloppy food. My love of sloppy food attracts me to the show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. In Astoria, NY, this episode of The Sparrow Tavern and Chef Pablo Garcia's wicked Veggie Burger sent me off on a search for the recipe.

I found it!

Thanks to Yum Veggie Burger: Veggie Burger Reviews, Ratings and More reader Beth for posting the Sparrow Tavern veggie burger recipe.

What you need:

These are all approximate based on the video clip—toy around with them. 

Veggie Patties
  • 2 shredded carrots
  • 1 large shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup barley
  • the corn off of one corn cob
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 large sweet potato
  • handful of scallions
  • Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 diced red pepper
  • 5 large chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • pita bread
  • lettuce or bean sprouts
  • pickles (optional)
 What you do:
  • mix all ingredients together and let sit for one hour
  • measure out six-ounce portions - about the size of your palm - and form little patties
  • place patties on a lightly oiled baking sheet
  • cook in the oven till done in the center - worked out to be about 45 minutes on 325, but monitor them
  • remove from the baking sheet and cook in a lightly oiled frying pan until crunchy on the outside
  • drizzle sweet cayenne sauce in pita
  • add lettuce (and whatever else you want)
  • add pattie
  • add more sauce
Sweet Cayenne Mustard Sauce
  • 1 cup plain nonfat yogurt (or mayo or Veganaise)
  • 3 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup brown grain or Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup agave or maple syrup
  • mix them together
Yield -  about six thick patties. Next time around, I'd make eight out of the same recipe.  

** We've done variations in a wrap with asiago cheese, bean sprouts and tabouli

Big thanks to Yum Veggie Burger: Veggie Burger Reviews, Ratings and More reader Beth for posting the Sparrow Tavern veggie burger recipe.

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