A few simple ingredients make really tasty meat-free burgers. If you want to barbecue them, the best method is to cook the burgers in advance and just heat them up over the coals, as this prevents them from sticking to the grilling rack. A crisp side salad is all that is needed with the burgers in their sesame-topped buns.
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*For beef and veggie burgers, add 450 g (1 lb) lean minced beef to the cooled vegetable mixture with the breadcrumbs and egg. Omit the peanut butter. Add 1 tbsp chilli powder instead of the ground cumin and coriander, if preferred. Shape the mixture into 8 burgers. Grill the burgers for 10 minutes, turning once. *These veggie burgers freeze well once cooked. Allow them to cool, then wrap them individually in cling film and place in a freezer bag to freeze. To serve, remove the required number, unwrap and reheat from frozen under a preheated moderate grill for about 15 minutes, turning occasionally, or for about 20 minutes in the oven at 200°C (400°F, gas mark 6), until thoroughly heated.
*Peanut butter contributes protein to these burgers, as does the wheat from the wholemeal breadcrumbs. Peanut butter is high in fat, but this is largely in a healthy monounsaturated form. *Both onions and garlic contain allicin, a phytochemical that has anti-fungal and antibiotic properties.
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I left out the egg to make this vegan (yes, the burgers were very crumbly) and added some fresh minced chilli. They were absolutely delicious and I will definitely make them again - 07 Feb 2013
This is the most delicious veggie burger I have ever eaten! You have to like peanut butter, but if you do, this recipe is exceptionally good. I'd eat this over a beef burger any day! - 14 Oct 2012
This was a lovely recipe. I'm not a vegetarian but don't eat burgers as don't like the texture or thought of what might be in them. My daughter has a peanut allergy so instead of peanut butter I substituted a tin of sweet corn which I blended before adding. I really enjoyed this and was really simple to make. Highly recommend. - 30 Oct 2015