Collection of Non-Burger Recipes
Alright, I just finished watching the burger cook off on the Food Network and I want to create the best veggie burger. Before I worry about spices and themes, I want to create a base veggie burger.
I'm going to the grocery store today to buy ingredients to try out a couple recipes, and I would love suggestions. I'm not looking to create a veggie burger that tastes like meat, but one that gives you the same feeling of biting into a big, juicy burger.
Thoughts on a base ingredient - black beans, chick peas, split peas, tofu, mushrooms, etc?
I'd start with cooks illustrated's version...it's pretty damn good.
Also, i made them from scratch from black beans and/or garbanzos...
Wondering one thing...I'm a veg and i don't want to replicate a burger, i was it to not look like meat or taste like meat - do you feel the same? I think the reason i dislike the grocery store ones is that they try to replicate meat. That might help clarify.
Almonds. Gives a great richness that gives that umami, but not "meatyness"
I don't know where you are but one of my fave veg restaurants in Victoria, BC put out a cook book and I'm pretty sure it's in there.
Rebar Modern Food
Love those burgers.