Recently, someone asked I could attempt a version
of Chloe’s Lentil Beet Burger minus the nuts and oil. I’m not going to lie, veggie burgers are my vice. As hard as I try, I can never seem to get them to stay together. In fact, they usually fall apart on the first bite. I attempted flash freezing them, adding more flour, and still FAILURE.
Today, I started fresh with a new attitude. “I can do this!”
Although I needed to figure out how I would bind these burgers together without any oil or nuts, I chose Aquafaba. Yes, that “new” vegan ingredient that comes right from the garbanzo bean can.
My husband, my recipe guinea pig, looked at me apprehensively. But I assured him today was a new day.
I assembled my ingredients and my Favorite 3 in 1 Burger Press and embarked on a my burger journey.
Although the beet burger came out perfectly, I must say it looked a lot like real meat, which kind of turned me off. The beets dyed everything red like the blood of meat. That aside, I nailed it according to my husband who is happily full.