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Come on with the veggie burger recipes. Here's mine:

1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup walnuts
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon oregano
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 cloves garlic, cut fine
1 cup cooked brown rice
1 small carrot, finely grated
2 tablespoons tomato sauce
1-2 teaspoons cold-pressed oil (I use canola or walnut)
1 egg (optional)
Chili powder is also really good in this - we have an excellent chipotle chili powder that kicks this up several notches

1) Grind nuts in a spice mill or food processor ( I find my spice mill does a better job, actually but I have one of those blender/food processor things - I imagine a real food processor would be different).

2) Add spices and garlic, mix well. Add rice, egg (optional) and add tomato sauce. Form into patties.

3) Very Important: chill patties for a few hours or they will not cook very well.

4) Lightly fry.

I have adapted this from Cynthia Lair's "Feeding the Whole Family". She says that chilling is optional but I find that these are a disaster unless the patties are chilled first. Also, you can experiment with different nuts and seeds. We have also used pumpkin seeds and hemp seeds with delicious results. I like to add an egg in, but it is not absolutely necessary.
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uses TVP would you ??
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No but I do!!

This is not exact so just make it and go along!!

In the blender, blend some fresh spinach, bell peppers and any soft veggie that needs to be eaten soon. I use spinach, bell pepper, red onion and whatever else I have.

Puree this until you have a thick watery substance.

Pour this over TVP. Add spices, I like cumin, chili pepper and some oregano and salt of course.

Add grated cheese and eggs to bind. Let tvp soak up the water before adding the dairy tho.

Work with the amounts until you get something that resembles ground meat and will somewhat pack together.

I will shape a bunch into patties, lay them out on wax paper and then put the stack of patties in the freezer.

to cook, put a frozen patty in oil and fry that puppie until it is hot in the middle and done.

Serve on a nice toasted bun.

Once you get the spices and veggies right...these are UNBELIEVABLE!! I just wish my DD was not allergic to soy.
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what is tvp??? sounds fantastic!
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TVP=textured vegetable protein

(made of soy)

I have not used it but I understand that it has a "meaty" texture.
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I use TVP all the time. It comes dehydrated but you cover it with boiling water or broth and it's like diced chicken. I use it to make "mock chicken salad", or put it in chili or instead of chicken in a vegetarian chicken soup.

Cathe Olson, author The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook, Simply Natural Baby Food, and LIck It! Creamy Dreamy Vegan Ice Creams Your Mouth Will Love.  
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Super Vegan Burgers

Mix in a processor or in a bowl:

1 C. mashed tofu
1 C. tomato paste
1/4 C. oil
1 T. hickory smoke (optional)
1 1/2 T. mustard
1 T. garlic powder
1 T. onion powder
2 T. Spike seasoning
2 T. Bragg's aminos, Tamari, or soy sauce
2 1/2 C. diced mushrooms (or seitan, if you want to spend more)
1/4 C. nutritional yeast
2 1/2 C. cooked millet


1 1/2 C. ground oatmeal
1/2 C. ground sunflower seeds

Mix well and form into patties. Bake on oiled baking sheet at 350 35-45 minutes. Makes a lot!
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