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)
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!