1 cup whole grain barley (not pearl barley)
1 raw potato, peeled and cubed
1 medium tomato, chunked
1/2 cup sweet green and red pepper trips
1 stalk celery, washed and sliced
1/2 cup raw beet, chopped
1 medium crusty whole wheat bread
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp. coriander powder
1/2 tsp. dried mint (no it will not make your steaks taste like tea!)
Salt to taste
1 tsp. garlic powder (1/2 tsp. if you're not a garlic lover)
1 1/2 Tbsp. onion powder (for onion lovers) or 1 tsp. onion powder if you're not a raving onion lover
2 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
1/2 cup sesame seeds (raw)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
Break the bread apart coarsely, put in a bowl with 1 cup of water until soft and mushy. Squeeze the water out and pour into the blender, add the potato, the tomato, the celery and the beet,
process till smooth. Scrape into the bowl with the soft bread. Incorporate the rest of the ingredients, mixing well till you have a soft dough.
Form the steaks with your hands and cook in a hot skillet barely "painted" with olive oil until golden brown on both sides.
Yield" Approx. 15 of good size, more if made smaller, less if made ven larger.