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Burgers & Beer: Guy Fieri’s Loaded Veggie Burger

Color and crunch and a whole lotta nutrition in one burger.

Guy Fieri’s Veggie Patties

Host of Food Network’s extremely popular show, Diner’s Drive-In’s and Dives, Guy Fieri is a television sensation. I’m fascinated by a show that glamorizes food that can kill you. Not a quick “kick the bucket” either. But a slow, disease ridden, artery clogging, gasping for breath because you’re morbidly obese kind of death. These producers are masters at making you salivate over poison.

The good news is Guy Fieri isn’t always about mile high hamburgers or chicken fried steak. He’s just as charismatic about his damn good veggie burger!


2 oz olive oil
3 T diced red onion
2 T diced black olives
2 T diced red bell peppers
1 tsp diced jalapeño
1 1/2 T diced garlic
1 T diced artichoke
4 oz black beans, rinsed and drained
4 oz chick peas, rinsed and drained
4 oz white beans, rinsed and drained
6 oz rolled oats
1/2 tsp Hungarian paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 T minced fresh parsley leaves
1/2 tsp red chili flakes
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/4 tsp ground sage
2 T seasoned bread crumbs
1 egg (or vegan egg replacer)

Saute all raw vegetables except beans in 1 oz olive oil until translucent. Allow to cool.

Add vegetables to beans and mix. Add all remaining dry ingredients and the egg or egg equivalent. Form 4 or more patties and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

In remaining olive oil, sauté patties until desired crispness, a few minutes per side.

[link to recipe on Food Network here]

Topped off with fresh avocado and horseradish sauce. Yum!

Erdinger Weissbier

For years this has been the favorite beer of mine and my husband. First introduced to it on a cold Christmas Eve when my father had it FedEx’d in from Hawaii so we could try it on a special occasion. We have been hooked ever since.

The Brewery

The brewery was founded in 1886. Erdinger Weissbrau is the largest wheat beer brewery and one of the largest private breweries in Germany.

The Taste

One of the best, if not the best, unfiltered wheat beer you will ever taste. Full of creamy, fine yeast that if not poured carefully, will settle at the bottom of the bottle. No specific flavor of citrus or cloves stands out. Only an upscale, smooth wheat taste that would please most palates.  A 5.3% alcohol content.

"It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not."


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One Comment
  1. Andy O #

    One of my favorite beers and a great tasting burger. My mouth is salivating.

    August 9, 2012

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