Somebody order a delicious triple 🥓🥓🥓 burger? I did!
A couple of days ago, my friend who recently decided to go vegan messaged me to ask me about the Beyond Meat Burger. I wrote an article about it a long time ago when it was first making headways on the scene and at that point, I hadn't tried it yet. At this point, I have had it in many countries in many different recipes but the question was "what do I think of it?"
My answer was that I preferred to make my own over any store bought brands but that I am happy that there are alternatives so accessible for people who might not have the time or practice to make their own.
He wanted to know what I make my patties out of and as I started listing off all the different ingredients I use I realized, I could go make some out of what was already in my fridge and so, the Pea-ce burgers began!
What's in here?
Note: soaking nuts, seeds, lentils and legumes helps them become more digestible and therefore, I always recommend to do so before using them!
It's been my mission in life for years to take foods that we know and love (comfort foods if you will) and make them healthier, plant based and at least as delicious if not more delicious than their original counterparts!
So, let's make these Peace Burgers together, shall we?
What You Need:
- Equal parts cooked green peas and cooked chickpeas (this will of course depend on how much you want to make. I used about 2 cups of each for 8 patties!)
- 1 cup+ gluten-free flour (I used cassava)
- ½ yellow onion (cut into slices)
- 1 stem of broccoli (cut into pieces)
- 1 cup steamed kale leaves
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp coriander
- 4-5 cloves garlic
- 1 tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1 tsp black pepper
What to Do:
- Blend all of the above ingredients (except the onion and broccoli) together until you get a mixture that holds together but doesn’t stick to your hands (just keep adding flour until it gets to be that way as some of your ingredients might retain extra moisture.)
- Add in the onion and broccoli last so they stay in chunks
- Form into balls in your hands and flatten them down into patties (spread some flour on your hands to help with this)
- Place the patties (flat disks) onto an oiled baking tray
- Bake at 350’C for about 15 minutes on each side (or until it’s a bit crunchy on the outside but cooked all the way through the center!)
- Alternatively you could BBQ or fry them -- totally up to you but baking requires less oil than frying!
What to Serve
Top with anything you like!
I served mine with tempeh bakon, my delicious homemade queso cheese, two different types of mushroom bakon, mustard, homemade ketchup, pickles, jalapenos on top of radicchio leaves (delicious gluten free bun!)
If you like where this post came from, check out my latest post on how to make Plantain Bakon-- it sure would be great on these Peace Burgers!
All of my food is vegan, organic, locally purchased (wherever possible), plant-based, gluten-free and refined sugar free!
I believe food should be our medicine (and it should taste great too!)
Sending plant based love as always,
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