Cook’s Illustrated Veggie Burgers

May 30, 2010 at 5:03 pm (Beans, B_minus (2 stars, okay), Cook's Illustrated, Derek's faves, Fall recipes, Grains, Spring recipes, Vegetable dishes, Winter recipes)

Cook’s Illustrated’s veggie burger recipe is (as always) fastidious to a fault, and as a result quite labor intensive.  It’s also a bit light on vegetables.  But the burger tastes good and holds together well, even on the grill.  It’s definitely a good place to start when learning the art of creating veggie burgers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Homemade veggie burgers

May 30, 2010 at 1:46 pm (Uncategorized)

Veggie burgers are convenient, cheap, reasonably healthy emergency food for vegetarians (or for non-vegetarians).  As a result, just about every cooking or consumer site has carried out a taste test to see which ones are the best.  Cook’s Illustrated didn’t care for any of the frozen veggie burgers they tried, although they did say that the Gardenburger Original was the best of the bunch. It’s made up of mostly mushrooms, brown rice, onion, and a touch of mozzarella cheese.  I do like the Gardenburger Original, but I disagree with their generally negative view of frozen veggie burgers.  When I lived in the states there were a number of different veggie burgers I found more than acceptable.   But here in Germany the veggie burger doesn’t exist.  I can get countless varieties of veggie sausages and even veggie schnitzel, but no veggie burgers.  So I decided to try to make my own. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mushroom, celery root, potato burgers

May 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm (C (1 star, edible), Fall recipes, Other, Root vegetables, Starches, Vegetable dishes, Winter recipes)

I had leftover mashed potato/celery root, and Derek and although we really liked it when I first made it, we were both getting a bit sick of it.  Then I came across a veggie burger recipe in the Rancho la Puerta cookbook that calls for mashed potatoes.  I figured I could use up the rest of the mashed potato/ celery root in these burgers. Read the rest of this entry »

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Northstar Cafe beet and black bean burgers

May 30, 2010 at 1:30 pm (Beans, C (1 star, edible), Root vegetables, Vegetable dishes, Website / blog, Winter recipes)

I’ve never eaten at Northstar Cafe, but when I went looking for a veggie burger recipe I found tons of people raving about their veggie burgers, which are made with beets and black beans.  A number of people have even tried to reconstruct the recipe.  I decided to try the recipe from TheKitchn.com. Read the rest of this entry »

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