I hope I’m not too late with this dish. In addition to last week’s Thanksgiving recipe round-up, I wanted to give you a Thanksgiving veggie burger. But try as I did to wrap my head around a veggie burger suitable at the Thanksgiving menu, I just couldn’t quite make it work, not yet at least. (Give me a few more days.) But Holiday Veggie Burger Loaf? Now we’re talking. If you’ve passed the point of no return with your Thanksgiving menu this year, let this be a contender for the December festivities.
It took me a while to get to this recipe—here is one previous, failed attempt—but I ended up going back to one of my favorite burgers from Veggie Burgers Every Which Way, the Tuscan White Bean Burger. I tweaked it a little by adding kale, deglazing the onions with some festive brandy, and reworking it for a loaf pan, but there’s still caramelized onions, roasted garlic, and sage. The goal here is that it’ll compliment the old holiday table standbys: mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, spoon bread, creamed spinach or onions, gravy . . . all that stuff. Continue reading