Can't find Recipe for Best Veggie Burger Ever
My ex-boyfriend used to make a veggie burger using a food processor. Although it took a long time to make and was messy, it was absolutely delicious. It has the consistency and taste of a burger. Some ingredients are beets, oats and carrots (maybe). Does anyone know where I can find this recipe?
Was it this one... I found this while looking for a good recipe
Beet this Burger
Our $500.00 grand prize went to the Vegetarian Society, Inc. of Los Angeles, California. Their "Beet This Burger" recipe was developed by lifetime society member Olinda Cho-Forsythe. Olinda is a native of Guatemala and a full-blooded Mayan. She developed her burger recipe in the kitchens of the Gran Fraternidad Universal, a fraternal organization dedicated to world peace and to promoting the vegetarian diet through its centers and restaurants throughout Latin America. The burger has the unusual addition of 1 tbs of grated beets -- just enough to give it a pleasant color.
1 Tbs finely grated raw beet
1/2 cup cooked oats (quick or regular rolled oats)
1 cup uncooked oats (quick or regular rolled oats)
1/2 cup walnuts, coarsely ground
1/4 cup almonds, coarsely ground
2 Tbs sesame seeds
1 Tbs Vegix seasoning or instant vegetable broth
1/4 cup green pepper, minced
1/4 cup celery, minced
1/4 cup onion, minced
1 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp mustard powder
2 Tbs soy sauce
1 Tbs nutritional yeast flakes (optional)
Mix all ingredients together well. Form into patties and gill until cooked through. Serve on whole wheat rolls with tomato slices and your favorite condiments.
The one from COok's Illustrated is FANtastic1 However...warning, they do sort of fall apart. I put mine in tinfoil with a spray of pam on the tinfoil, then season with burger seasonings) it helps it keep it's shape - they are also great panfried. YUM. I don't even LIKE mushrooms and I love this recipe.
Ultimate Veggie Burgers
Suitable for a: vegan diet
3/4 cup lentils
3/4 cup bulghur wheat
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 medium onions, chopped fine
1 large celery rib, chopped fine
1 small leek, white and pale parts only, chopped fine
2 medium garlic cloves, finely minced or pressed
1 pound cremini or white button mushrooms, sliced
1 cup raw unsalted cashews
1/3 cup mayonnaise or vegan mayonnaise
2 cups panko (flaky Japanese bread crumbs) (regular dry bread crumbs aren't as good but will do)
Salt and pepper
Cook the ingredients:
Cook the lentils in 3 cups salted water (~25 minutes) and then spread on a baking sheet lined with several layers of paper towels. Cover with more paper towels and pat dry.
Soak the bulghur wheat in 2 cups boiling salted water (~15-20 minutes), drain in a sieve, and press out as much moisture as you can.
Saute the onion, celery, and leek in 1 Tbsp of vegetable oil until caremlized and dry, about 10 minutes. Add the minced garlic at the end and let it cook for abut 1 more minute. Set aside, and repeat with the mushrooms and another 1 Tbsp of oil. Cool everything to room temperature.
Make the burgers:
Process the cashews in a food processor, then turn out into a bowl. Mix in the cooked bulghur wheat, cooked lentils, cooked vegetables and mushrooms, and mayo. Put half of this back into the food processor and give it several quick pulses to chop. You want it to form cohesive lumps but still be well-textured. Then repeat with the other half of the mixture. Put the whole mess back in a bowl, add the panko/breadcrumbs and salt and pepper to taste, and mix well.
Form into 12 patties and set out on a baking sheet lined with paper towels. Let them rest a few minutes for even more moisture to be absorbed into the paper towels. You can cover them in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days, or immediately freeze them.
Cook the burgers:
You can cook them on a well-oiled grill over a medium-hot fire, or on a non-stick skillet with a moderate amount of oil over medium-high heat. Cook about 4-5 minutes per side or until well-browned.
Thank you for the responses. Piccola, That's the recipe I remember. I haven't had that burger in years. I used to eat it all the time when I was a vegetarian. The burger is so good that I still crave it as a carnivore.
The other two recipes look great. I'm going to do some experimenting.