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#31 Old 05-28-2010, 11:46 AM
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Hi I'm new. Any one have tips on veggie burgers to try on the grill? Either brands or recipes would be great.



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Forget Morningstar Farms stuff, you can make your own and trust me they are WAY better. Here is what I do... I start with one of the larger size or 2 of the regular size cans of Black Beans, After I rinse and drain I pour them into a large bowl then add some chopped red peppers, chopped onion and chopped carrots, Sometimes I chop up some mushrooms but you do not have to. I then use a potato masher and mash this all up untill it is mush I season this with Zatarains Creole seasoning and a little liquid smoke but you can use whatever, Then I add 1 egg and then start adding in some plain unseasoned bread crumb untill I have a consistancy that lets me form them into hamburger bun size patties. This will make about 12 patties. I put mine on a wax paper covered cookie sheet and freeze them so I always have some on hand, but you can put them right on the grill too. This is better than anything you will find in the frozen food isle trust me.
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Forget Morningstar Farms stuff, you can make your own and trust me they are WAY better. Here is what I do... I start with one of the larger size or 2 of the regular size cans of Black Beans, After I rinse and drain I pour them into a large bowl then add some chopped red peppers, chopped onion and chopped carrots, Sometimes I chop up some mushrooms but you do not have to. I then use a potato masher and mash this all up untill it is mush I season this with Zatarains Creole seasoning and a little liquid smoke but you can use whatever, Then I add 1 egg and then start adding in some plain unseasoned bread crumb untill I have a consistancy that lets me form them into hamburger bun size patties. This will make about 12 patties. I put mine on a wax paper covered cookie sheet and freeze them so I always have some on hand, but you can put them right on the grill too. This is better than anything you will find in the frozen food isle trust me.



This sounds awesome. I am going to try this because I personally don't really care for the Boca/Veggie burgers I have tried. They are just okay, nothing special.



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After I rinse and drain I pour them into a large bowl then add some chopped red peppers, chopped onion and chopped carrots, Sometimes I chop up some mushrooms but you do not have to. I then use a potato masher and mash this all up untill it is mush...



I'm confused about this part, do you cook the vegetables first? I don't think I'm strong enough to mash raw carrots.
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I tried grilling cauliflower last night. Not recommended.
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I'm confused about this part, do you cook the vegetables first? I don't think I'm strong enough to mash raw carrots.



Too funny.
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I'm confused about this part, do you cook the vegetables first? I don't think I'm strong enough to mash raw carrots.



Too funny.



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Didn't mean to do that.
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I'm confused about this part, do you cook the vegetables first? I don't think I'm strong enough to mash raw carrots.



You make a good point! LOL I chop up the carrots really small. sometimes I have the bags of shredded carrots and I chop them up just add them in with the mashed beans. I dont really use to much chopped carrot just a handful or so. The cool thing about these is you can make them however you want, use whatever kind of veggies you want, seasoning etc. I was thinking the other day I might do this with chili beans and use the same chili powder and seasonings I always used in my chili that I made when I was still eating meat.
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Forget Morningstar Farms stuff, you can make your own and trust me they are WAY better. Here is what I do... I start with one of the larger size or 2 of the regular size cans of Black Beans, After I rinse and drain I pour them into a large bowl then add some chopped red peppers, chopped onion and chopped carrots, Sometimes I chop up some mushrooms but you do not have to. I then use a potato masher and mash this all up untill it is mush I season this with Zatarains Creole seasoning and a little liquid smoke but you can use whatever, Then I add 1 egg and then start adding in some plain unseasoned bread crumb untill I have a consistancy that lets me form them into hamburger bun size patties. This will make about 12 patties. I put mine on a wax paper covered cookie sheet and freeze them so I always have some on hand, but you can put them right on the grill too. This is better than anything you will find in the frozen food isle trust me.



Sounds awesome thanks! I love that I can freeze them as well since I'm the only veggie in the house
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Sounds awesome thanks! I love that I can freeze them as well since I'm the only veggie in the house



They take about 2 min in a microwave when frozen
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Thanks, I was going to shred the carrots if I didn't hear otherwise.



I have this idea to add some teriyaki sauce and make teriburgers with a slice of grilled pineapple on top. That was one of my favorite meals when I was omni.
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what would you replace the egg (binder im assuming ) with in that homemade recipe?

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I use Ener-G Egg Replacement for my burgers it's a little spendy but it last a long time. Just store it in an airtight container or ziplock bag.
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I was just wondering about grilling today, so this post is really timely. I love asparagus, and intend to try it at the first opportunity. Any tips on marinade or how long to grill them? Thanks!

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^^^I like to put the asparagus in a ziplock bag with some olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. I don't really let them sit for too long, then grill them up. you'll know when they are done, they soften up and have some grill marks on them.

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I was never a big fan of asparagus, and after trying it grilled, I'm hooked. I just use a little olive oil, nothing else, and it's perfect.

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last night i was watching th food channel (used to love it, but now its getting irritating..please please promote a veg*n show!) ahem.. anyhow, they were grilling all sorts of fruits and vegetables (they griulled bananas, plantaines, and tater salad ((with the sauce!))) It was facintating i can't wait to try just about everything that way

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MM grilled peaches! thats new, i fancy that one this thread makes me so hungry. Thank you for all the excellent tips guys! it's going to be an AMAZING summer.
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I was just wondering about grilling today, so this post is really timely. I love asparagus, and intend to try it at the first opportunity. Any tips on marinade or how long to grill them? Thanks!



I used a recipe where you use wooden skewers to attach the asparagus together into a "raft". Just lay the spears side-by-side, then poke the skewers sideways through them to hold them all together so they lie flat on the grill and don't roll around. Two or three skewers should do it (I used 2). Forget where I found the recipe, maybe on this forum.



I grilled until they had gill marks and were soft but not mushy, I'd say between 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally.
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I'm really excited to try grilled veggies. We live in an apartment complex with community grills out in the yard, so for memorial day we grilled steaks, but now that Fourth of July is coming up, we're not sure what to do.
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I'll try just about anything on the grill: veggies, pizza, fruit (mmm peaches!), and anything else that I can keep from falling through the grates!

Most people throw corn on while it's still in the husk but I actually remove it, give them a nice coating of olive oil and S&P and cook them naked. They get a nice tasty char and cook much more quickly.



There's a restaurant here in Columbus called The Northstar Cafe that makes a flame grilled veggie burger that even my devout omni husband gets a mad craving for (my mouth is watering thinking of it!)

I haven't tried this recipe but the the creator says it's pretty close to Northstar's version: Northstar Veggie Burger Maybe I'll give it a try in the next day or two and let you all know how it turns out.



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skewers by gardein, tofurkey sausage, and burgers by Gardenburger are some of my favorites
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We use our BBQ on a daily basis. Sometimes even for lunch AND dinner!
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My mom and I are having a vegan cookout this coming Wednesday. Should be fun...will be the first time I've had grilled food since going vegan.

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I just came up with a new way to bake a potato, came out good!!!



Wash the potato.

Cut it in half long way.

Cut two mushrooms in half.

Place the two potato halves skin down on aluminum foil sheet.

Place the mushrooms halves, two on each half of a potato.

Sprinkle with spices (oregano, garlic, etc)

Wrap the potatoes.



Cook on the grill on high for about 30 minutes, you don't flip these babies, the mushrooms always stay on the top.

When done , the skins will be crisp and the mushrooms will be stuck to the top of the potato halves, yummy!!!
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How about plantains? I can't remember the last time I tried them, and only fried.

I found this recipe:



http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/b...ipe/index.html



Sounds great with pineapple!

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we are grilling all weekend (just got a new pool so doubt i willl be spending any time inside the house at all) on my kabobs i use orange, yellow & red bell peppers, purple onions, pineapple (which is amazing btw, its my favorite by far), & zucchini...has anyone every tried adding red apples on the kabobs? i think they would be awesome! im still trying to come up with some kind of side to make with rice or something... & the bf wants stuffed jalapenos but im having a hard time finding a veg*n alternative to how we are used to making them..



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Ginblossom, why don't you post the stuffed jalapeño recipe and we can try to help veg*nize it for you!!
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I BBQ like 3 times a week, usually I grill veggie burgers/dogs, veggies, but my favorite thing to do is chop up a potato, wrap it up in tinfoil with olive oil, garlic, fresh parsley and rosemary, and let it bake. So effing good.
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Vegan/vegetarian grilling is awesome--sooo many different possibilities!

 

I usually run into more difficulty attending friends' or family members' cookouts than hosting my own. Has that ever happened to anyone else? You get invited to a BBQ, then you show up and the only options for food are hot dogs or hamburgers? Yikes.

 

One of my favorite blogs to follow, Vegan Yack Attack, came up with an awesome idea for vegan BBQ Party Packs. Super easy to assemble and bring along to a summer cookout, so you're not stuck with a dinner of potato chips. I'll be trying this, like, ASAP.

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#60 Old 08-09-2013, 05:29 PM
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I always bring my own food to a BBQ - usually enough for everyone. Veggie skewers always go down well.

 

If you're lacto - halloumi cheese is always a big hit at BBQs. Most people can't believe it grills!

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