Friday, 5 July 2013

easy peasy veggie burgers

i have to be honest with you, burgers have never been something i've been huge on. way way back in the day when i ate real meat, i was super picky, and never liked beef much... maybe that's why i've been less than enthusiastic about burgers since i became a vegetarian. 

it's funny, now that i think about it... every time i make a veggie burger, it's REALLY good... yet somehow i still don't do it all that often. well, perhaps that will have to change!! especially since i discovered that fabulous loaf generator, which also works great for making burgers.

anyway, this is all to say that it was kind of surprising and weird when i found myself totally craving a burger the other day. i didn't want something full of lentils and hard work, i just wanted a fast, easy vegetarian burger. luckily i had a package of yves veggie ground round in the fridge, so i was able to whip up these tasty, traditional burgers in just a few minutes! 

this recipe makes 4 burgers. 


1 package yves original veggie ground round
1 T garlic powder
2 t onion powder
1 t grainy mustard
1/3 c white or yellow onion, diced very fine
1/4 t black pepper
1 T egg replacer
2 T water
2 T flour (rice for gluten free)

to make:

mix everything except flour in a mixing bowl. make sure everything is well combined. add flour as needed (you may need more or less or none at all). the mixture should be sticky but not goopy - you want it to stick together more than it sticks to your hands.

split into 4, and form into patties, about 1 cm (1/2") thick.

barbecue the patties on medium heat about 20 minutes, flipping and adding cheese (if desired - i used daiya on mine, smoked cheddar on matt's) half way through (**cooking time will vary based on your barbecue**).

serve with your favourite toppings! enjoy!

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