By Robert Cohen Executive Director Text Only

Dear Burger King, McDonalds, Wendy's & White Castle,

You are hereby invited to steal my recipe. Consider this a
gift to humankind.

I have invented it! Looks like meat. Tastes like meat. Cooks
like meat. Smells like meat.

It's totally vegan, and costs pennies per patty.

NotMilkman's Veggie Burgers (makes 8 burgers)


1/2 cup dried soybeans (to make 1 cup okara*)
1 cup bread crumbs
1 cup chopped vegetables
1 15-1/2 ounce can black beans, drained
1 T olive oil
1 vegan boullion cube (We use Knorr's)


Add 1/2 cup of dried soybeans to the SoyToy.* You will
produce 1 cup of gound soybeans, or okara. Strain soymilk
and refrigerate. (Makes great smoothies or ice cream to
round out your burger meal.)

Sautee 1 cup of diced veggies in olive oil. We use a medium
onion, 1 clove of garlic, 1 stalk of celery, carrot & green

When the onions begin to brown, add the crushed boullion
cube, then add black beans, and mash. You can also use a
food processor. Add bread crumbs and mix well.

Form the mixture into eight equal sized parts. Cup your
hands, roll into balls, press and pat into patties. You'll
have eight quarter-pounders!

Sautee each one in olive oil until they begin to blacken,
just like the real thing. Serve on a dairy-free bun with
ketchup, lettuce, tomato, and whatever pleases your palate.
Kosher dills are great. Try thinly sliced Vidalia onions
with relish. Can it get any better? YES!

Add sauteed shitake mushrooms or minced Kalamata olives to
the original mixture. You'll soon be in veggie heaven! for the best of the best.

When I was a meat eater, I could not resist the aroma and
taste of a White Castle burger. These mini-delectable buns
with ground cow were to me as the Sirens were to Odysseus. I
once would have gladly imperiled my ship upon hazardous
shoals to gather a bagful of tasty White Castles.

Here's how to make Vegan White Castle burgers. The above
recipe will produce 32 burgers.

Divide each uncooked burger patty into quarters, roll each
quarter into a ball, then press with a spatula onto a flat
non-stick surface. Mince and fry an onion in oil, salt and
pepper to taste, sautee the mini burgers with the onions,
serve on non-dairy bread (we cut perfect-sized slices with
the open end of a small juice glass). Serve with the onions,
a slice of dill pickle, and ketchup.

*With burgers like these, the SoyToy pays for itself in a
few months. Can you think of any other kitchen appliance
able to make that same claim?

Order the SoyToy toll-free: 1-888-Not-Milk (668-6455) Order
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Robert Cohen, author of:   MILK A-Z
Executive Director (
Dairy Education Board

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