Nobody in my family is a vegetarian. Nor are any of my friends.
And then I met my boyfriend’s vegetarian friends- who were hosting a Memorial Day BBQ.
And this put me in an internal dilemma: what about the ribs? Sausages? Mostly importantly, the hamburgers?!?
Yet I persevered through (aren’t I such a trooper?). And I even contributed by bringing spinach burgers (which I keep calling “pretty patties” in my head- Spongebob, anyone?). Although I prefer the meat, this was the prefect alternative for the occasion (and maybe this 4th of July weekend too!)
1 (16oz) bag chopped spinach (thawed and well drained)
1/2 c onion, diced
1/2 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/4 cup tapioca flour
3 tbsp BBQ sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
1 and 1/2 tbsp pine nuts
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking pan with foil and spray with cooking oil. Combine all the ingredients and form patties. Place on the pan and bake for 12 minutes. Flip and bake for another 12 minutes. Let sit patties sit for 10 minutes to firm up before serving.