|By Robert Cohen Executive Director|
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) INGREDIENTS 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) METHOD 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 pepper. 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! OK...now 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 Order online: http://www.SoyToy.com
Robert Cohen, author of: MILK A-Z
Executive Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dairy Education Board
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