Thursday, August 17, 2017

Veggie Burger

This is loosely based on Bobby Flay Burger's veggie burger. Here I am using different ingredients.  The idea is the same: Some kind of bean, a grain and mushrooms.

  • 10 oz black beans (drained)
  • 1 cup couscous
  • 4 oz cremini mushrooms (chopped fine)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Finely chop the mushrooms. A mini food processor can really help.
  2. Make the couscous according to the package instructions using olive oil instead of butter to keep the dish vegan. Use a pinch of salt in the water as well.
  3. Combine all the ingredients. If too wet, add more couscous. If too dry, add some water.
  4. Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes to firm it up even more.
  5. Form into three patties.

  6. Fry in a neutral oil like canola oil for four minutes per side so that they are nice and crusty. Alternatively, bake in an oven @ 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  7. Serve any way you like your burger.

As is, this is a vegan burger. If you add cheese it becomes vegetarian. Add Worcestershire sauce and it tastes meaty, but it is no longer vegetarian. Worcestershire usually contains anchovies or fish sauce.

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