You don’t necessarily have to be a vegan to enjoy a great veggie burger recipe. They can be enjoyed by vegans, vegetarians and just about anyone that loves a healthy lunch or dinner. You can buy the expensive ones you find in the frozen food section at your local health food store that cost about a dollar each, or you can easily make them yourself in your own kitchen.
Veggie burgers usually contain a mixture of vegetables and other ingredients such as onions, lentils, black beans, walnuts, almonds, rice, sprouts, mushrooms, oats and other ingredients such as dairy, eggs, cheese that are not considered vegan. Those that are vegan would not eat any of these burgers that contain any kind of animal products. Of course the main thing about burgers made this way is that they don’t contain any meat of any kind, thus being nearly devoid of cholesterol and being healthier than the burgers you’ll find at your local fast food restaurant.
Even those of you who enjoy burgers the traditional way with bacon, cheese, mayo and of course enjoy all the meat in a burger, will enjoy a good veggie burger. There are even some of these kind of burgers that if you didn’t know what you were eating, you probably couldn’t tell the difference. Yes, they are that good and by the time you add the usual condiments such as organic ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado or guacamole and other healthy topping, the only difference is a greasy piece of meat.
So what is a good veggie burger recipe and how do you make them? The biggest trouble people might think you’d have in making one of these burgers is getting them to stick together. That problem is solved by drying out the preformed burger patty slightly in a dehydrator such as the Excalibur Dehydrator.
The specific ingredients in our burgers are sprouted wheat berries, celery, onions, carrots, walnuts, sunflower seeds, Bragg’s Amino Acids, and herbamare added as a seasoning.
We then take all those ingredients and mix them up in our Vita-Mix blender, take the finally mixture and form them into patties and place them on teflon sheets (so they don’t stick) that come with your dehydrator. You then dehydrate the patties for a few hours at a couple different temperatures, flip them over once in the process and when they’re done, you have delicious and healthy burgers. The recipe we use makes 6 patties and we store them in the refrigerator to keep them fresh, because they are not totally dehydrated.
To heat them up again you can let them sit out before you eat them for a couple of hours and then put them back in the dehydrator for a few minutes. This is essentially a raw food recipe so we don’t usually heat them up again in a skillet or griddle because food cooked over 118 degrees is no longer considered raw. Above that temperature, life giving food enzymes begin to be destroyed and the nutrition is cooked right out of food.
Once you eat delicious burgers that aren’t really cooked and are made of only vegetables and other healthy natural ingredients, you may never go back to the traditional hamburger. And if you already enjoy raw and mostly raw food then this veggie burger recipe can be just another healthy recipe to add to your already healthy lifestyle.