Friday, June 22, 2007

-Sesame Curry Burgers-

I don't know about you, but some days I just want to eat a tasty meal without a lot of fuss. For times like those, I love the simplicity of a nice veggie burger. Frozen veggie burgers are ok, but they can be quite pricey and rather resemble healthy slabs of cardboard. I searched and searched and found a great inexpensive veggie burger mix, that with a little doctoring, rivals any mad cow burger around. Even my formerly-beef-burger-loving-now-vegetarian boyfriend can attest to that! When you want a good meal in no time, whip up some of these babies with fries or your favorite veggie. Then just sit back and relax with the knowledge that prions aren't eating your brain! ;)

*Sesame Curry Burgers*

  • 3/4 cup Fantastic Foods Nature's Burger Mix (bulk)
  • 3/4 cup water (Use 1 cup if you like to forget about the water boiling on the stove like I do.)
  • 1 TBSP dried chives
  • 1 TBSP curry powder
  • 1-2 tsp chili powder
  • 2-3 TBSP olive oil
  • 3-5 TBSP raw sesame seeds (I'd go with more because some of these will stick to your hands!)
  • salt (as desired)
  • ground black pepper (as desired)
Boil water. In heat resistant bowl add burger mix, chives, curry powder, chili powder, salt, black pepper and 1 TBSP sesame seeds. Add boiling water and stir well. Let stand about 15 minutes until mixture is firm. Place remaining sesame seeds on small saucer. Form burger mixture into two patties with hands, then "dip" into sesame seeds, on both sides. Heat olive oil in skillet over medium heat. Pan fry burgers, turning frequently until browned on both sides, approximately 5-8 minutes. Serve on whole wheat burger buns and garnish with lettuce, tomato, onion and desired condiments. Get ready for some spicy sesame goodness!
*Note*- If you prefer to skip the burger bun, you can make the mix into smaller sand-dollar-sized patties, cut the cooking time and serve on top of your favorite salad. Works every time.

1 comment:

Mike said...

This is the first person account of the formerly-beef-burger-loving-now-vegetarian . I would rather have these over your run'o'the mill beef burger any day. I definitely was not a fan of the pre-made vegetarian patties, but these are delicious.