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I am currently attempting to make some healthy vegan burger patties... for burgers :)<br><br>
I can't get the consistancy right :-( They keep ending up all wet and sticky sorta. Also they don't seem to want to cook all the way through :-(<br><br>
Does anyone have any advice for me. I want an easy to make vegan lentil burger.
 

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brown rice flour.....trick is to STEAM them first. now you know my most secret of secrets <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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I'd go with vital wheat gluten.<br>
This is my basic recipe:<br>
1 1/2 cups cooked beans<br>
1/4 cup wheat gluten<br>
1/2 cup bread crumbs, or food processed walnuts, or quick cooking oats, or other cooked grains like rice or bulgar<br>
Add whatever spices and onions, peppers, mushrooms...<br>
I haven't tried it with cubed cooked potatoes, but I bet a masala burger would be great!<br>
I like white beans with Old Bay seasoning, and usually coat in bread crumbs cooked in a lightly oiled cast iron.
 

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I usually add gram flour to mine in the place of egg in a vegetarian recipe. I usually use 1 heaped desert spoon per egg, and mix it with a little liquid. That's not set in stone though, just add the gram flour and liquid untill it reaches a sticky consistancy that holds together.<br><br>
Make them smaller and thinner if you're frying them to get them to cook through, or fry them first and then bake them in the oven afterwards to cook through, or if they're baked anyway just leave them in the oven for longer (on a lower setting if they're browning on the edges, don't cover them though or they'll go soggy!).<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I use a flax egg (1 TB flax meal to 3 TB hot water) and oatmeal (or millet flakes) to help bind it. Plus 1/2 cup walnuts ground up. Plus being cold helps--I use cold beans/lentils from the fridge--the coldness makes them stick together better. you could make the dough and then chill but as I cook beans form scratch I've always got some beans in the fridge.
 

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oatmeal, vital wheat gluten and bread crumbs, or any combination usually works.<br><br>
Are you trying to fry them or bake them? I prefer baking on a silpat if possible.
 

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I used to use wheat gluten, but I've been trying to avoid wheat. Now I use spelt flour with xanthan gum <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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Chickpea flour and water. A quarter cup of each together is a great substitute for one egg. You add the flour to the dry ingredients and the water to the wet ones before mixing. Plus it adds some great protein and nutrients!
 
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