Announcing the WINNERS of the #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest!

Announcing the WINNERS of the #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest!

First off — thank you to each and every one of you who entered the #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest! It was super fun to see so many unique creations come through the pipeline, and inspire us to use the Walnut Burger in new and innovative ways in the kitchen. All judging was done by the Meatless Monday team in NYC, with submissions being judged on originality, ingredient combinations, and the quality of photos. Without further ado … check out the WINNERS below :: As a graduate student studying nutrition, Brittany takes cooking super seriously. She loves being in the kitchen and takes pride in serving up quality and flavorful combinations for those around her to enjoy. The Meatless Monday team selected her and her husband Brett’s Walnut Burger Enchiladas recipe — check out the recipe here > Check out Mikaela and her daughter Milou’s Walnut Burger Crepes here > Try Sam’s recipe for Walnut Burger Shepherd’s Pie here...
RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Shepherd’s Pie

RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Shepherd’s Pie

Sam :: an avid outdoor enthusiast :: entered our #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest and was selected as a Runner Up! Whether it be climbing mountains, whitewater rafting, or working with Ridge to Rivers Trail System, Sam loves to be outside. He also loves a good brew. Check out his recipe that pairs perfectly with an Idaho dark beer! Ingredients: 2 Walnut Burgers 1 stalk celery 1 carrot 1/2 of an onion 1/2 cup corn 1 large Idaho russet potato butter garlic cheddar cheese salt & pepper to taste Chop carrot, celery and onion into 1/4 inch cubes, and sauté together with some garlic in olive oil for about 5 minutes or until soft. Throw two Walnut Burger patties on top of the vegetable medley and continue to sauté together until Walnut Burger separates and mends together with vegetables; remove from heat and set aside. Boil about 1/2 cup of corn; set aside. Cut up potato and boil until soft; make mashed potatoes to your liking, – Sam prefers some butter, cream, garlic and salt & pepper. Now, spread corn on top of Walnut Burger mixture, and then spread potato mixture on top of corn. Lastly, grate some cheese on top of the potatoes, and bake for about 12-15 minutes. Broil for last minute or so to get a brown, crispier top. Shepherd’s pie cooks best in an 8 inch cast iron pan....
RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Enchiladas

RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Enchiladas

Newlyweds Brittany and Brett entered our #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest and were selected as The Grand Prize Winners! As a graduate student studying nutrition, Brittany loves being in the kitchen and takes pride in serving up quality and flavorful combinations for those around her to enjoy. Try their Walnut Burger Enchiladas for a tasty Mexican twist on our #gonuts favorite :: Ingredients: Walnut Burger Enchiladas: 1 4-pack of Walnut Burgers 8 flour tortillas 1 bottle of red Trader Joe’s enchilada sauce (could use any sauce) 1 cup spinach, chopped 1 red bell pepper, diced 3 green onions, diced 1/3 cup red onion, diced 1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup of corn, frozen & cooked 1.5 cup of Trader Joe’s light shredded Mexican blend cheese 1 1/2 teaspoon cumin Juice from 1 lemon Cilantro Avo Jalapeño Sauce: 1 cup of cilantro 2 soft avocados 2 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes (or to taste) 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar Juice from 1 1/2 lemons Salt and pepper to taste (used about 1/2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper) Side of Greens: 10 stalks of broccolini, stems removed, cut into bite size pieces 1 package of Trader Joe’s Power Greens 3 garlic cloves, crushed 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil Walnut Burger Enchiladas: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Slightly thaw Walnut Burgers (~15 minutes) and cut into small pieces, sauté to brown. Allow to cool. 3. Combine diced red pepper, red onion, green onion, drained and rinsed black beans, frozen corn, chopped jalapeño, chopped spinach, lemon juice, cumin, 1/2...
RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Crepes

RECIPE :: Walnut Burger Crepes

Mikaela of Ruth&Ragnar, and her daughter Milou entered our #GoNuts for Meatless Monday Recipe Contest and were selected as a Runner Up! As Mikaela tells us :: “This recipe is perfect for picky toddlers as you can ‘hide’ some lovely dark greens like kale and spinach inside the pancake mixture. The amazing cheesy walnut burger flavor is loved by every kid I have served this to. AND the recipe is so easy, it’s a great one to cook together with your kids. My three-year old made this one all by herself!” Ingredients: 1 egg 1 cup flour 2 cups milk 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 pinch of salt 1 cup shredded vegetable of choice (for this recipe, zucchini and carrot was used) 1 Walnut Burger patty (crumbled) Butter (for pan) Mix egg, flour, milk, salt and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Add shredded vegetables and stir. Melt a teaspoon of butter in a frying pan at high heat. Add 1/2 of pancake mixture, wait 30 seconds or until mix is no longer wet at the top, flip over. Leave pancake for about one minute before putting the pancake on a plate. Repeat until all mix is gone (approx 4-5 thin pancakes). While the pancakes are cooling down, crumble a frozen walnut burger patty and add to the frying pan with some coconut oil (or any oil of your choice, coconut gives it a nice flavor). When cooked through, lay the Walnut Burger mix inside a flat pancake and roll it up. Sprinkle a bit of cheese on top and put it in the oven on broil until the...