Kale Veggie Burger Stir-Fry

Use Made by Lukas veggie burgers for much more than just burgers! In this recipe, they are the "meat" in a stir-fry. Use your favorite stir-fry sauce, or ours, as listed below. And feel free to play around with the veggies. Mushrooms, celery, turnips, carrots—any kind is fair game.

Serves 2

Neutral oil or light olive oil
1/2 package Made by Lukas Kale veggie burgers
1/2 small onion, sliced into thin wedges
1/2 bell pepper, sliced into thin wedges
2 cups tender greens, such as spinach, arugula, or baby kale
2 cloves garlic, sliced into thin wedges
3 tablespoons Sweet Stir-Fry sauce
2 cups cooked brown or white rice

1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and add a splash of oil (if using a regular skillet, you will need to use 1 to 2 tablespoons oil). When hot, add scoops of veggie burger mix by the tablespoon, gently shaping them into small patties with a small offset spatula or spoon as they cook. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side, until lightly golden brown and slightly firm to the touch. Transfer to a plate and set aside to cool until safe to handle, then tear the burgers into irregularly sized pieces.

2. Wipe out the pan. Return it to the stove and raise the heat slightly. Add another splash of oil, then add the onions and pepper. Cook, stirring or shaking the pan often, until the vegetables begin to brown but not go completely limp—2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic, greens, and crumbled burger bites. Clear out a space in the middle of the pan and pour in the stir-fry sauce. After it bubbles, stir to incorporate.

Serve hot, with rice on the side.

 

Posted on March 19, 2015 .