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smoky cheater burgers

Published May 2, 2010 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

ok. this is a recipe to spruce up your store bought veggie burgers. i used boca burgers. vegan boca burgers are great because they’re a source of convenient, lean protein, but let’s face it. they are a bit lackluster in the flavor department. after discovering the wonders of liquid smoke and vegan worcestershire in the last couple of months, i decided these would be just the ingredients i needed to give these a proper marinade. i also used mccormick montreal steak seasoning as a flavorful cheat. it has salt, pepper, red pepper, garlic, and paprika.

ps- do yourself a favor and use a grill pan or a good quality, unscratched non-stick skillet to cook these. i did not, and my pan is in the sink soaking!

1 package of vegan burger patties

canola or olive oil

Marinade:

1/3 c. vegan worcesteshire sauce
2 tsp. liquid smoke
2 tsp. steak seasoning

Directions:


1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl and brush onto both sides of patties. Let sit at room temperature for 5-10 minutes.

2. Coat a skillet or grill pan with oil, and heat to medium. Add patties to pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side, brushing occasionally with marinade.

enjoy! it gives them a nice smoky taste and a caramelized type coating, with relatively little extra work.

easy peasy: veggie burgers, corn & green beans

Published April 5, 2010 by Vegan Derby Cat Party

yesterday was a beautiful day in NYC, so we all headed out to central park to lounge in the grass. i had my appointment to meet with my recruiter today about a job, and just wanted to take it easy last night, so no heavy cooking for me. when we got back to brooklyn, we could smell burgers & bar b q, so i decided to have some veggie cheeseburgers for our dinner.  i had some green beans and fresh corn on hand, and dinner came together in a snap. (two veggie servings! i’m so proud.) the very simple recipes are down below.

vegan boca burgers

burgers all dressed up with corn on the cob and garlic green beans

Veggie cheeseburgers:

Vegan Boca Burgers, grilled
whole wheat buns, toasted
Toffutti american cheese slices, melted on to bun tops
lettuce
tomato slices
veganaise, dijon mustard and ketchup

easiest corn on the cob:

3 tbsp. water
3-4 ears of corn, husked
2 qt covered microwaveable dish, or big microwaveable bowl covered with plastic wrap
butter
salt & pepper

clean corn and place into dish with water. cover and microwave for 7 minutes to steam. remove from microwave when ready to serve, and butter, salt & pepper to taste.

easy garlic green beans: (this works great on asparagus too!)

3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced
1 lb green beans, trimmed
1 tsp. lemon juice
olive oil
salt & pepper

pre-heat oven to 400*. put aluminum foil on a cookie sheet and mist it with olive oil. combine garlic, green beans lemon juice salt & pepper together and spread as a single layer, and spray with more olive oil. if you do not have a sprayer (i use a misto!) then a couple of tablespoons should work, so they’re coated.

pop it into oven for 15 – 22 minutes depending on your oven/desired texture. give them a stir halfway through. i left them in for about 22 minutes, and they were like green bean fries. at 15 minutes they were still plump. up to you!

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