Vegan Burgers

While we are on the subject of meatless dishes today, I have found another article on Vegan/Vegetarian Burgers.  If you have not tried a Vegan Burger, now is the time!!

She listed five different recipe links on the page, but I have included only four in this post.  The first link could not be made vegan (in my opinion).  The other four can be made without the cheese and egg (just omit) or use one of the substitutions listed below:

1 egg in savory foods, for binding, replace with ….

  • 1 tablespoon egg replacer powder with 2 tablespoons of warm water
  • ¼ cup blended silken tofu
  • 2 ½ tablespoons flaxseed meal with 3 tablespoons of warm water
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste or other vegetable puree (mashed avocados or potatoes )
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened nut/seed butter
  • 2 tablespoons Gluten Free flour or Gluten Free bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons moisten oats
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 3 teaspoons water

A Vegetarian Burger Bash

Vegan Burger

Photo by Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times

Puréed beans make a great binder for grain and vegetable burgers, and an egg added to the mixture will help to hold it together. (If you want to keep them vegan you can, though you have to be careful when you flip the burgers over because they tend to fall apart.) I found that all of these burgers somehow tasted better a day after they were assembled ― the flavors had gelled, the burgers held together better, and a burger that seemed a bit dry to me right after cooking did not seem so dry the next day when reheated. I can’t tell you why.

Curried Lentil, Rice and Carrot Burgers: Indian spices liven up these burgers. The turmeric offers bonus antioxidant health benefits, but even without it, they’re in abundance in this recipe, with all the carrots and ginger.

Quinoa and Greens Burger: Rainbow quinoa is a great choice for this recipe — because it’s pretty, and because the red, black and golden quinoa grains all have slightly different textures.

Quinoa and Vegetable Burgers With Asian Flavors: This vibrant burger is made with both cooked and uncooked vegetables.

Mushroom and Grain Cheeseburgers: Barley is a traditional hearty partner for mushrooms, but brown rice is just as tasty in this burger.

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If you missed my last post, here is my Squidoo Lens on Meatless Recipes

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