These burgers are delicious and very, very versatile!
Aside from the reicpe, I will also show you photos of two other ways to use these in other dishes!
2 cups brown rice already cooked (could be leftovers)
1 cup quick oats
1/2 cup sliced almonds or sunflower seeds
1/2 cup red and green sweet peppers, chopped
1 carrot, peeled and sliced
1 stalk celery, washed and sliced
1 medium size raw beet, peeled and cubed
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
1 potato, peeled and cubed
1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs (you can make your own by toasting whole wheat bread and pulverizing it in the blender or food processor) or 2 cups of whole wheat bread crumbled
1 cup tofu, drained and cubed
1 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning (or 1 tsp. rosemary, 1/2 tsp. oregano, 1/2 tsp. basil)
1 tsp. ground coriander
Salt to taste
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 1/2 Tbsp. garlic powder
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
3 Tbsp. nutritional yeast (not bakers yeast but a special flavoring and nutritional yeast you find in health food and specialty stores)
3 Tbsp. wheat germ
4 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 cup of water
In a food processor or blender, process onion, potato, carrot, beet, celery, peppers, almonds or sunflower seeds and tofu with a little water till smooth. Scrape into a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients well and incorporate into the wet mixture. Combine thoroughly. Form Burgers or patties and cook in an electric skillet barely "painted" withg olive oil till golden brown on both sides.
You can start the skillet off by heating it up at 250º F, and then, when you add the burgers, raise the temperature to 300º F.
This is a recipe that yields! (16 good-sized burgers or patties!) So this is a good one if you like to make things and freeze them. Also, if you are expecting company or taking food to a gathering, this one is ideal.
I am including two other ways to prepare them. Once the burgers are made and cooked, you can cut them into strips and drop them into a skillet of scrambled tofu. Add them to a pot of spaghetti sauce and cook simply till flavors are blended. You will see the strips cooked in the sauce but not added to pasta but to potatoes! This is a wonderful side dish for rice, potatoes, baked yams, you name it!
Hope you enjoy them.
You can Semi crumble or crumble these burgers into sauce for pasta or just to pour over baked sweet potatoes, baked squash or brown rice. It is quite tasty and easy!
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