Here we have the ultimate Veggie Burger and that's saying a lot coming from a meat lover like me. This burger will really surprise a lot of people. I can guarantee you that you won't have people saying , where's the beef. Yes it really is that good.
3-4 tbsp olive oil
1 onion, peeled, thinly sliced
9oz firm tofu, finely chopped
1 cooked beetroot (not in vinegar), peeled, grated
8 oz fried mushrooms, drained
1 carrot, peeled, grated
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 garlic clove, peeled, crushed
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1 tbsp chopped kidney beans
Ground Sea Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 burger buns, Buy rhe potato buns if they are available where you live.
6 tbsp mayonnaise
3 large tomatoes, thickly sliced
1 Large Sweet Onion very thinly sliced
Heat 1-2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a pan over a medium-low heat and fry the onions for 15 minutes, stirring frequently, or until they are softened and golden-brown.
In a bowl, mix together the cooked onions, tofu, beetroot, mushrooms, carrots, smoked paprika, garlic, thyme and kidney beans. Season, to taste, with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
With damp hands, divide the mixture into equal portions and shape into patties.
Heat the remaining olive oil in a frying pan and fry the patties for 3-4 minutes on both sides, or until golden-brown. Heat a griddle pan until smoking, then add the patties and fry for a further 1-2 minutes on both sides, or until there are deep char lines on both sides.
To serve, place the patties into burger buns and arrange over the toppings of your choice. If you follow the directions these will be the best burgers you'll ever eat in your life.
Grilling Out And Cooking Outdoors
You could if you made the burgers real tight cook them on your charcoal grill. I have and they are delicious that way. Just be sure to cook them on a real clean grill and spray your grill grates down with vegetable cooking spray before you put the veggie burgers on.