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Monday, October 19, 2009

Houston's Veggie Burgers recipe - Out of this world!

Note:
Add bread crumbs to make it hold together better (get a brand that has wholesome ingredients or make your own using a food processor).
Use organic Barbecue Sauce that does not contain high fructose corn syrup or sodium benzoate.
Use Kosher Sea Salt, Celtic Sea Salt or Pink Himalayan Salt instead of regular Kosher salt.
Instead of egg white I use 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed simmered in 3 Tbsp. water.
The jalapeno pepper is optional. I've never used it.
Miriam

Houston's Restaurant Copycat Veggie Burgers

Ingredients:

Serves: 4
4 tablespoons hickory barbecue sauce
1 tablespoon molasses
1 (15 ounce) can black beans , drained
2 cups cooked brown rice
1 tablespoon oat bran
2 tablespoons onions , finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped canned beets
1 teaspoon beet juice
1 teaspoon chili powder
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno pepper , chopped
1 egg white , add more if needed (to bind)
2 teaspoons olive oil
4 slices monterey jack cheese (optional)

Directions:

1 Stir together barbecue sauce and molasses. Set aside.
2 In a large bowl, mash beans. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the barbecue mixture (reserving remaining for brushing) and remaining ingredients -- rice through egg white. Form into four 6 oz patties.
3 Heat olive oil in a cast iron or non-stick skillet over medium. Grill burgers for 2 minutes on one side. Turn and brush with remaining barbecue/molasses mixture. Top with Monterey Jack and grill for another 2 minutes or until cheese is melted.
4 Serve with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions and mustard on a bun which has been grilled in butter.

Recipe: http://www.recipezaar.com/120426

Other Egg Replacement ideas:
There are plenty of egg substitutes available for baking or preparing a dish that calls for eggs. Ener-G Egg Replacer is a reliable egg substitute for use in baking. It is available at health food stores and most grocery stores.
Tofu: Tofu is great for egg substitutions in recipes that call for a lot of eggs, like quiches or custards. To replace one egg in a recipe, purée 1/4 cup soft tofu. It is important to keep in mind that although tofu doesn’t fluff up like eggs, it does create a texture that is perfect for “eggy” dishes.
Tofu is also a great substitute for eggs in eggless egg salad and breakfast scrambles.
In Desserts and Sweet, Baked Goods: Try substituting one banana or 1/4 cup applesauce for each egg called for in a recipe for sweet, baked desserts. These will add some flavor to the recipe, so make sure bananas or apples are compatible with the other flavors in the dessert.
Other Egg Replacement Options
• 1 egg = 2 Tbsp. potato starch
• 1 egg = 1/4 cup mashed potatoes
• 1 egg = 1/4 cup canned pumpkin or squash
• 1 egg = 1/4 cup puréed prunes
• 1 egg = 2 Tbsp. water + 1 Tbsp. oil + 2 tsp. baking powder
• 1 egg = 1 Tbsp. ground flax seed simmered in 3 Tbsp. water
• 1 egg white = 1 Tbsp. plain agar powder dissolved in 1 Tbsp. water, whipped, chilled, and whipped again
Egg Replacement Tips
• If a recipe calls for three or more eggs, it is important to choose a replacer that will perform the same function (i.e., binding or leavening).
• Trying to replicate airy baked goods that call for a lot of eggs, such as angel food cake, can be very difficult. Instead, look for a rec ipe with a similar taste but fewer eggs, which will be easier to replicate.
• When adding tofu to a recipe as an egg replacer, be sure to purée it first to avoid chunks in the finished product.
• Be sure to use plain tofu, not seasoned or baked, as a replacer.
• Powdered egg replacers cannot be used to create egg recipes such as scrambles or omelets. Tofu is the perfect substitute for eggs in these applications.
• If you want a lighter texture and you’re using fruit purées as an egg substitute, add an extra 1/2 tsp. baking powder. Fruit purées tend to make the final product denser than the original recipe.
• If you’re looking for an egg replacer that binds, try adding 2 to 3 Tbsp. of any of the following for each egg: tomato paste, potato starch, arrowroot powder, whole wheat flour, mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, instant potato flakes, or 1/4 cup tofu puréed with 1 Tbsp. flour.
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