How to make it

  • In a medium bowl, combine dry TVP with hot water. Stir and set aside until ready to use.
  • Toss zucchini with 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and put in a colander or strainer set over a bowl to drain, at least 10 minutes. Squeeze zucchini mixture to release excess water and set aside, discarding the liquid.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in a small frying pan over medium heat. When oil is hot, add onion and garlic, and sauté until vegetables are soft and translucent, about 5 to 6 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 cup of the soaked TVP mixture, zucchini, carrot, beet, 1/4 cup of the sunflower seeds, tomato paste, dry mustard, 3/4 cup of the brown rice, 1/4 cup of the lentils, parsley, thyme, and 1/2 cup of the panko. Add the sautéed onion and garlic, and mix well; set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil in the same frying pan over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and sauté, stirring occasionally, until tender and nicely browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Transfer sautéed mushrooms to the bowl of a food processor; add egg, egg white, tamari, pepper, and the remaining salt, TVP, lentils, brown rice, sunflower seeds, and panko. Process until mixture is well combined and uniform, about 30 to 45 seconds. (Mixture will not be smooth.)
  • Add puréed mushroom mixture to reserved vegetable mixture and combine well (using your hands works best). Form mixture into 6 patties (about 3/4 cup each) and place them on a baking sheet. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add 3 patties to the pan and brown on one side, about 6 to 7 minutes; flip burgers and continue cooking until crispy and heated through, about 5 to 6 minutes more. Repeat with remaining patties and serve in whole-wheat buns with your favorite toppings

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  • thisnicaza 14 years ago
    Chow has an article and recipe...looks a lot like this. Tried the one on Chow and it was OK but not better than others that were a LOT less complicated. Last week I had the best veggie burger of my life so far, at the Wooden Nickel in the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia.
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    " It was excellent "
    mystic_river1 ate it and said...
    I like it, Thanks for post. Hate meat
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  • uptightwasp 14 years ago
    They have no meat!!!
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  • knoxcop 14 years ago
    Agreed it is a lot of ingredients. Do they end up tasting anything like a meat burger? Hmmm...may have to make a trip to the healthy place!--Kn0x--
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  • greekgirrrl 14 years ago
    wow..that's alot of ingredients but it looks good!
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