There are hamburger style patties that don’t contain meat. These patties are made from either vegetables, nuts, legumes, mushrooms, dairy products, eggs, wheat and soy. The fame of burgers became more rampant through Burger King Restaurants. Now, you’ll find at Hungry Jack’s, Harvey’s, Subways and other chain restaurants like Denny’s, Hard Rock Café, Ruby Tuesday’s, Johnny Rockets and Red Robin. Hence, in vegetarian countries like India, even KFC and McDonald’s serve.
Veggie Burger Brands
In most grocery stores, different brands carry burger products. What most people do is try out these different brands until they find the one that suits their taste buds.
Amy’s Organic Texas Burger – Although there are various types of burgers, this is one of the most loved flavors. It has that hint of real barbecue and great texture.
Boca Burgers Roasted Onion Flavor – These burgers are flavorful and hearty. It stands out from the rest of burgers with the smell of onions and mushrooms. It is featured in organic and regular varieties.
Gardenburger Veggie Medley – This is made from vegetables and not the chewy meat substitute. It s actually lighter and it has high fiber content.
Boca Burgers Original Vegan burger – This burger has that very meaty and chewy texture. It is also low in fat as compared to other.
Morningstar Farms Grillers Prime – Many regard this as the best tasting and it is the closes to the real burger.
Isadora’s Frozen Go-Nut Burgers – These are spicy, nutty and super tasty. These are actually made in British Columbia’s Saturna Island.
Veggie Burger Recipes
Mushroom Veggie Burgers – Since mushrooms are the closest to texture and taste to meat when cooked, using mushrooms can add flavor to your patty. You can also add pinto beans to make your burger high in protein and fiber.
Ingredients for this recipe include: 1 onion (diced), 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil, 1 clove of garlic (minced), ½ teaspoon of cumin, 3 pieces of green onions (diced), 0.75 cups of fresh mushrooms (diced), 1 teaspoon of parsley, 1 15oz. can of pinto beans, cooking oil, salt and pepper.
First, sauté the garlic and onions in olive oil for about 3-5 mins. until the onions become soft. Then, add the cumin, green onions and mushrooms. Cook this for another 5 mins. until the mushrooms are cooked. After this, set is aside.
The next step is to mash the beans using a potato masher or fork. You can also use a food processor just make sure you mash it well. Then, add the mushrooms to your beans before adding the parsley, pepper and salt. Stir everything well.
Next, shape your mixture to form patties. Afterwards, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Cook every patty until your turns brown and well done. This will only take 3 mins. for each side.
by David Urmann