How to make a vegan burger at home
You don’t have to spend hours cooking up your own vegan burger.
In fact, it’s easier than you think to make one yourself.
All you need is a few ingredients, a few basic tools, and a dash of patience.
We took a look at the basics and then we put together our very own vegan burgers.
It’s a recipe that we’ve made before, but we wanted to do it in a more accessible way.
Here’s how it works: You need: a bowl (you can buy one online) a frying pan (or pan) a small bowl of water (or a bowl of milk) a mixing bowl (or the like) some scissors or a fork or a measuring cup or spoon A pot (or griddle) a spatula (or some other utensil with handles) some paper towels, a clean plate, a knife, and paper towels A towel to wipe off the griddle.
To make the burger, you’ll need: 1/2 cup of finely ground tofu 1/4 cup water 1/8 teaspoon of garlic powder 1/16 teaspoon salt (you’ll want to use a little more) A few small red bell pepper rings (about 2 to 3) and a handful of onion pieces.
If you don’t use bell peppers, you can add them to the tofu in the pot.
The rest of the ingredients are optional, but worth the effort.
Heat a frying pot on medium-high heat, and add the water.
Add the tofu, and cook until the water is just barely boiling, about 5 minutes.
Remove the tofu from the heat and place it on a plate.
Sprinkle the onion rings with salt and pepper.
Place the tofu on the plate and turn it upside down so that the water sits on top of the tofu.
Add a little water if it’s hot.
Cook the tofu for about 5 to 10 minutes, until the onions are soft.
Remove from the pan and set aside.
Using a paper towel, carefully place the tofu onto a plate and transfer to a small dish.
Put the tofu into the bowl and cover with some paper towel.
Add some salt to the water to taste.
Add enough water to cover the tofu to make sure it’s completely submerged in the water, about 3 inches below the bottom of the bowl.
Add another tablespoon of water if the water seems too warm.
Cover with more paper towel and set the tofu aside to cool.
The next step is to pour in the oil and the garlic powder.
Add 1 tablespoon of the oil into the frying pan and place the skillet over medium-low heat.
Once it starts to shimmer, add the garlic.
Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until the garlic is starting to smell fragrant.
Turn off the heat.
Pour in the tofu and season with salt, pepper, and cumin.
Serve immediately with a few lettuce leaves.
You can also use it as a filling for tacos, salads, tacos in tacos, burgers, or whatever.