Our last CSA basket, we got a huge bag of beautiful broccoli. It was mostly florets with just an inch or two of stem on them. The stems have the most nutrition packed in them so when you get fresh broccoli, make sure you are utilizing them too!
It was a cooler, rainier week so I was thinking I would make a broccoli cheddar soup, but no matter how hard I try, I cannot get my kids to eat soup. I felt bad keeping all these 'trees' from them so I decided to pack the goodness of my soup into a form they would never turn down ... a burger or patty! I took all my ingredients that I would put in the soup but removed the stock and added breadcrumbs and an egg.
The kids got their trees and I got my broccoli cheddar goodness ... we were all winners!
Makes 8 patties
Broccoli Cheddar Patties
2 c (about 5 oz) broccoli, florets and stems
2 c shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c nutritional yeast
1/2 c breadcrumbs or rice chips
1/4 c onion
1 1/2 T tamari
1/2 t salt
1/4 t pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Take out half of the mixture and put in a food processor. Process it just a bit. It can still be chunky but by processing it, the mixture will stick together better.
Scoop out 1/4 c patties and place on a sprayed sheet pan.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes. Flip and bake for another 5 minutes. These are great warm but I ate one cold too and it was still delicious!