Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Veggie Burger Recipes at Maine Food & Lifestyle

Tired of gray, flavorless veggie burgers from the freezer section? I've posted recipes for Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Curried Lentil Burgers (like the one you see above) at Maine Food and Lifestyle. Please visit me there!

11 comments:

  1. Great pic! Your veggie burger looks so tasty! The spicy black bean burgers sound really good. I'd love to give it a try, thanks for the recipes.

    Can I use olive oil? What kind of oil do you use?

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  2. Good question! I should have explained that. I used regular old vegetable oil. but olive oil would be fine, too.

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  3. Those burgers look great! I love making my own veggie burgers because yes, I am tired of the flavorless ones from the frozen section.

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  4. Fantastic! The standard veggie burger definitely gets old after the first couple of summer cook outs. Love this spicy idea!

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  5. Yeah, I am doing a lot of exciting cooking this summer! it's because it's my fav thing to do and i get deprived at school without a kitchen of my own! i have to pack it in! can't wait till i have my own place after college :)

    thatza good lookin' burger!

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  6. This ought to be a big improvement over the not so wonderful "Garyburgers" I had the other night.

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  7. wow!nice recipe. I tried the black bean burgers last night and really liked them. i tried to pan fry them but realized they really need the time in the oven to harden up the inside. i made a yummy sauce by roasting a red pepper on the grill then blending it with a big scoop of veganaise and a splash of balsamic. Turned out like a grown up ketchup. I'm definitly going to try the lentil recipe too. When are you going to open your restaurant?

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  8. Meghan: thanks for trying the recipe, and thanks for the feedback! I really liked both of these, too. Your grown-up red pepper ketchup sounds delicious! These do have to bake to solidify--when you're using vital wheat gluten to make seitan, you either have to bake, boil, or steam it, and I don't want a boiled or steamed burger. If you wanted them to taste a little charred, you could bake them and then grill them for a few minutes on each side. I've been reheating them in my cast iron skillet.

    Brad: what are Garyburgers?

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  9. I hate to disparage such a great local business (in concept), but they are these fairly tasteless veggie burgers that are sold frozen and distributed by Crown O' Maine.

    http://www.garyburgers.com/

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  10. I was in the mood for a veggie burger tonight and remembered you had this recipe here, but, alas, the link no longer works.

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  11. Here it is: http://blog.mainefoodandlifestyle.com/2009/06/veggie-burgers-worth-showing-off.html

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