Friday, 5 July 2013

Vegan Smokey Burgers

Today, I was meant to have a vegetarian Friday alas I#m already about ten king prawns over that quote *sigh* BUT I decided to stay true to making a vegetarian dinner, vegan even!
I have tried to make vegetarian burgers before, but these ones turned out the best out of them all so far!

Vegan Smokey Burgers
(Makes 5-6 patties, about 220-185 each)

The pita breads were just a liiiittle bit too small for the burgers, so I cut them in half, and voila! Very tasty along with some salsa and a squeeze of lime juice

60g soy granules
1 tsp barbecue powder of choice
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp thyme
1 tbsp black pepper
1/2 tsp liquid smoke (To be found in Latin American shops...or Norway, hehe)
1 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp tomato purée
1 red onion, finely chopped
180g can chickpeas, drained, or soaked overnight
50g peanuts or hazelnuts (I used chopped hazelnuts)
25g potato flour
1-2 tbsp psyllium husk (optional)
1 tbsp oil for frying (I used a light spray)

- Start by chucking the soy granules, spices and soy sauce in a blender. Boil up about 200ml water and pour over it, sover and let it sit for about ten minutes, so the granules get a chance to soften.

- Chop the onions and soften in a frying pan for about five minutes. Then add to the soy mixture, along with all the rest of the ingredients except the oil.

- Heat a frying pan on medium low heat, and shape the mixture into 5-6 patties. Fry each in a little oil for a few minutes on each side until golden and slightly crisp.

And done! Serve with salsa, guacamole, pita breads, flatbread of whatever you want and enjoy!

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- Jules


  1. I love that you try a veggie meal once a week :) Vegan burgers are my favorite. This one looks great, liquid smoke is amazing!!!

    1. Hi, and thanks for stopping by!
      I think I will try a bit harder and have a vegetarian day once a week. I know it's not as good as being a full time vegetarian, but my body simply doesn't seem to agree with that diet. Vegetarian food is delicious though! Falafels were my go-to comfort food for a couple of years, but then I guess I started cooking more varied I suppose. Liquid smoke is genius! I hope you find some good ideas on my blog. I had a look at yours and there are some pretty delicious looking recipes there!
      x J