Burgers are often considered as the pillar of obesity. Why? Rather than the ingredients that are used, it is the method of cooking which makes the food unhealthy. It is the presence of saturated fats in the burger that causes not only obesity but related illnesses as well.
However this does not mean that to all the burger lovers who have converted to being vegan will stop their love for burger. There are several vegan alternatives to making burger that has the same taste and texture as a fast food and diner joint burger.
You must try this amazing vegan burger recipe, the Vegan BBQ Lentil Burger. As you scroll through the recipe posted, even non-vegans will be enticed to go vegan. The trick to having a vegan burger is the creation of the patty. For those who are going gluten-free or need to do so, there is also an alternative posted on the original website post. The link for that is at the bottom of this article.
Vegan BBQ Lentil Burger
Allergen information: Dairy, egg, corn, nut free, refined oil-free. Burger Patties Can be made glutenfree. Can be made soy-free. Use home made bbq sauce with coconut aminos.
Makes 4-5 medium sized patties.
1/2 cup red/pink/orange lentils
1 cup water
a generous pinch of garlic powder and salt
1 Tablespoon smokey maple BBQ sauce
1 loaded cup grated Cauliflower
3-4 baby carrots
2 cloves of garlic
1/2 inch knob of ginger
1 green chili or chili flakes to taste
2-3 inch Broccoli stem, chopped very small or grated
3-4 Tablespoons chopped red or orange bell pepper
1 Tablespoon BBQ sauce
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon Chipotle pepper powder
1 teaspoon onion flakes
1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon flaxmeal
1 Tablespoon sesame seeds
1/4 cup chickpea flour or oat or other flour
2-4 Tablespoons breadcrumbs
Vegenaise or Cashew cream.
Sliced Red onion or Pickled Onion
Sliced mini peppers
Burger buns. I used Rye almond buns in the pictures.
Variations: Add kale or green tender stems. Add finely chopped mushrooms or asparagus. Roast them with the veggies and add to cooked lentils.
Add a Tablespoon of Extra virgin olive oil to the patties.
Add 1-2 teaspoon Sriracha to the patty mixture for a spicier patty.