Veggie burger or Plant based burger
November 2, 2019
Veggie burger or Plant-based burger
veggie burger or Plant-based-Burger
Seems we are at the beginning of a Trend, It all started with big advertising about the new plant-based, or shall I say the all-plant burger. although these veggie burgers have been around for some time now.
There is a company that’s always been there but now plenty of company’s have jumped to cash in the latest trend.
The big trend, however, is making the Veggie burger taste like burger meat. that is not at all impossible, but you cannot produce it strickly using plants? yes but you must use some sort of artificial ingredient.
after considerable research I see most ready-made veggie burgers use an array of additives, are these for shelf life, and emulsifiers? or just artificial ingredients for taste? many questions came up I have gathered pre-packaged veggie burgers contain some of these and even more.
The meat industry is claiming that the impossible burger should NOT be called a burger only meat burgers claim the word burger. in fact, it is being reviewed in congress the meat producers Industry, Says if does not contain meat then it is a veggie burger .or a plant-based sandwich only meat burgers are hamburgers and just because they are plant-based does not mean they are Healthy not with the ingredients listed, I say Make your own!
Check these ingredients I found on some labels
Soy paste or soy flour, as I expected Soy protein, palm oil, wheat gluten,
a lot of salt, Malted Barley Extract, Yeast, Beet Powder, and of course garlic and onion powders, unnamed spices, wheat, and soy are the main ingredients, most do not mention any other veggies, yes I did find some that contain Lentils, squash zucchini, crushed garlic and onion not powders, garbanzo beans or chickpeas, carrots, black beans even fava beans one must fine the combinations along with the perfect seasoning to get the taste you desire, using eggs,flour bread crumbs to create a firm pattie.
My choice for a nice tasty veggie burger is making it myself, for freshness and no soy, or barley just nice fresh veggies done right and best of all no funny names.
I enjoy creativity and fresh, using whole foods, not GMO products.
if you rather buy the veggie burgers Please read the Labels you may not like what is in them,
Careful when purchasing store veggie burgers if you are like myself I do not enjoy reading/eating these products that most ready-made veggie burgers contain these are some of the ingredients I found,
Soy Flour, Soy Protein concentrate, vegetable oil, /palm oil, Soy Protein Isolate, Methylcellulose, Natural Flavor, Wheat Gluten, 2% Salt, Extract of malted Barley, Onion, Garlic, Spices, Yeast extract, Beet Powder?? also wheat and Soy GMOs.
Here is a nice recipe.
Veggie burgers can be made with chickpeas, black beans, white beans, potatoes, lentils, Carrots, Zucchini and pretty much any other vegetable that can be mashed and formed into a patty.
And made right, they’re delicious—but fragile. Even with binders like breadcrumbs, oats, egg whites,
Veggie burger patties tend to be delicate things that don’t fare well on the grill. ” you’re likely to have more success cooking your veggie burgers on the stovetop or under the broiler, then flipping them very carefully when the time comes. Commercial patties tend to be more robust, of course, but we’re talking about homemade versions here.
chilling helps prior to cooking, or freeze briefly.
A veggie burger is a burger patty that does not contain meat or any such kind of meat. These burgers may be made from ingredients like beans, especially soybeans and tofu, nuts, grains, seeds or fungi such as mushrooms or mycoprotein.
Burgers that taste like hamburgers, but without meat! You can replace the Cheddar cheese with Monterey Jack or any other cheese you like. If you prefer, you may use a 1.4-ounce packet of brown broth in place of the soy sauce.”
Get Healthy with Veggie Burgers see video below
Easy Plant-Based Burger
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 small onion, grated
2 cloves crushed garlic
2 carrots, shredded
1 small yellow squash, shredded
1 small zucchini, shredded
1 med Carrot shredded
1 1/2 cups oatmeal
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour/or Bread crumbs
Heat the olive oil in a skillet over low heat, and cook the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes, until tender. Mix in the carrots, squash, and zucchini. Continue to cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove pan from heat, and mix in oats, cheese, and egg. Stir in soy sauce, transfer the mixture to a bowl, and refrigerate 1 hour.
Preheat the grill for high heat.
Place the flour on a large plate. Form the vegetable mixture into desired round patties. Drop each patty into the flour, or Fine bread crumbs, lightly coating both sides.
Oil the grill grate, and grill patties 5 minutes on each side, or until heated through and nicely browned.
Or if Rather Buy here are some nice choices
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