Now on to the recipe for this week!
The Mighty Mac Patties
All my ingredients out and ready to go: walnuts, onion, oats, chick peas, soy sauce, salt, and broth packets.
First drain the chick peas and then measure 1 cup worth. 1 can is just a little over 1 cup worth, so I went ahead and added the whole can. I used The Pampered Chef medium size mesh colander and the 2 cup Easy Ready Measuring Cups. I love the measuring cups because it shows the measurements on the inside of the container so you don't have to guess and look at the sides to see how much you are adding (as you can see by the picture above).
Add the chick peas and 1 1/2 cup of water to a blender and blend until smooth. Add to a bowl and set aside.
Add 2 cups of rolled oats to the chick pea mixture. You can see my trusty Small Mix and Scraper. It acts like a spoon and spatula all in one. I love it!
Next, I used my 5" Utility Knife to quarter a medium onion and then used my food chopper to mince the onion! The food chopper comes completely apart when you are done and is dishwasher safe! With only 5-10 quick pushes on the top, the onions and walnuts were minced nicely! Only a food chopper can get items chopped that thinly and nice!! I love it! I am also using The Pampered Chef Cutting Board.
Next I added about 1/4 cup of oat flour since it was little too moist. Then I added the salt, The Pampered Chef Italian Seasoning mix and soy sauce. I used my Adjustable Measuring spoons. I absolutely love these! The small size goes from 1/8 tsp to 1 tsp and the large goes from 1 tsp. to 1 Tb. size. They take up less space in your storage area which makes to a neater and cleaner drawer!
I used a scoop to put 6 balls of the patties into a greased glass dish. Then I just flattened the tops of the burgers with the bottom of the scoop. This recipe will make 9 large patties. I put them in a 400 degree oven and cooked for 15 minutes before adding the gravy so that the tops get crispy. I also flipped them after 15 minutes before adding the broth.
Next I made the broth using George Washington Rich Brown Seasoning and Broth. You can find this at specialty stores or any health food store. Or you can use any broth gravy mixture you like.
I used the Measure-All cup to measure 12 oz. of water for 2 packets of broth/seasoning. I also added 2 tsp. of corn starch to make the broth a little thicker while it baked.
I used the Mini Whisk to mix everything together so it was nice and smooth.
After the patties baked for 15 minutes, I added the broth and cooked them for another 1/2 hour at 400 degrees.
And the result....
These were definitely delicious! I served them with grilled veggies, a recipe I will share next week! :)
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The Might Mac
Recipe from: Hartland Heartsavers Adapted by Heather G. @ Golden Reflections
1 cup chick peas (either soaked garbanzo beans or 1 can of chick peas).
1 1/2 cups water
2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1 medium onion, minced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp Italian Seasoning (original recipe calls for sage).
2 Tb. soy sauce
Whiz first two ingredients in blender. Remove and add to a bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix with a spoon. Drop from 1/3 cup measurer to form patties on a greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. You can serve as a burger as use as a casserole with gravy.
If making a casserole, place all patties into a greased glass dish. Bake at 400 for 15 minutes. Then add gravy recipe below and bake for another 30 minutes.
2 packets of George Washington Brown Broth/Seasoning
12 oz. of water
2 tsp. corn starch
Wisk all ingredients together.
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