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Joan M Apr 26, 2013 06:43 AM

What is your favorite veggie burger recipe and do you have one that does not have soy in it.

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  1. iL Divo RE: Joan M Apr 26, 2013 06:46 AM

    I've only ever made veggie burgers a few times in my life.
    Made a few featured in Sunset magazine a hundred years ago, liked some more than others.
    I can only think of a very few ingredients too that are no doubt typical for VB those being: mushrooms, walnuts, chick peas, carrots, cornmeal.
    sorry I can't help more.

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      Joan M RE: iL Divo Apr 26, 2013 09:01 PM

      Thank you for responding!!!!

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        iL Divo RE: Joan M Apr 27, 2013 07:35 AM

        always my pleasure Joan

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      youareabunny RE: Joan M Apr 26, 2013 07:35 AM

      You should check the vegetarian and vegan board.there are many options for veggie burgers, including use of vegetables such as zucchini and eggplant, and Other recipes include legumes.

      1. GretchenS RE: Joan M Apr 26, 2013 08:32 AM

        These chickpea veggie burgers from the Boston Globe are ridiculously good. http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/...
        The recipe might be behind a pay wall so here are the ingredients as published and my own directions.

        2 scallions, chopped
        1 clove garlic, chopped
        1/2 large sweet onion, coarsely chopped
        3 cups canned chickpeas (from two 15-ounce cans), drained and rinsed [I don't measure just use 2 cans

        ]

        1/4 cup tahini
        3 eggs
        1 medium carrot, chopped [I often skip but it does make these prettier]
        1/4 cup feta cheese [I use lots more]
        1/4 cup grated Parmesan
        1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro [I use parsley instead]
        1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
        Black pepper, to taste
        1 1/2 cups dry bread crumbs

        Throw everything except breadcrumbs into the food processer and process till combined. Dump into a bowl and mix in the breadcrumbs. Refrigerate at least a couple of hours during which time it will firm up and become very easy to form into patties. The recipe says it makes 8 but I make them with 1/3 cup batter and it makes more like 10 or 12 (but they are on the small side). Cook in a frying pan with a little oil for about 5 or 6 minutes a side, keeping the heat below medium. You can totally play with the recipe, I have 3 friends who also love it and none of us make it the same way. They are fantastic with guacamole and/or salsa or with a nice runny-yolked fried egg on top. They also freeze well and you can cook them from frozen, just put them in a 350 oven for a few minutes after browning to get heated all the way through.

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          Joan M RE: GretchenS Apr 26, 2013 08:55 PM

          Thank you so much for this recipe. I love chickpeas....I have everything to make them. Will let you know when I do.

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            iL Divo RE: Joan M Apr 27, 2013 07:37 AM

            oh do let us know-
            it sounds great to me too but as much as I like sesame seeds, I'm not a tahini fan and wonder if something else could be subbed for it.

        2. Becca Porter RE: Joan M Apr 26, 2013 08:45 AM

          http://angrychicken.typepad.com/angry...

          I love this one, and I'm not even vegetarian.

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            Joan M RE: Becca Porter Apr 26, 2013 09:00 PM

            thank you so much for this recipe. I will give it a try.

          2. Bryan Pepperseed RE: Joan M Apr 27, 2013 04:12 AM

            Haven't done it yet, but this Guy Fieri recipe is the only one I've ever considered doing -

            http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gu...

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