Say hello to a flavorful smoky veggie burger recipe! It’s easy to make, secretly high in protein (soy curls), perfect for grilling or on the stovetop!
In a big bowl, add dry soy curls and warm water and let it soak for at least 10min. Drain the liquid from the soy curls and squeeze well until they are dry to the touch. If the soy curls crumble a little, it's part of the process.
In a food processor, add black beans and blend until smooth.
Heat skillet on medium heat. Once hot, add oil, sliced onions and garlic. Season with some salt and pepper and sauté for 5 min or until the mixture is fragrant, soft and slighly browned.
To a large mixing bowl, add blended beans, soy curls, sautéed onions and rest of the ingredients. Mix well using a wooden spoon or by hand for 2 to 3 minutes. Adjust the consistency. If the mixture is too wet add more panko breads. If too dry, add more tomato sauce.Taste for seasonings and adjust.
Form patties using an ice cream scoop. Scoop some of the mixture into clean hands and shape into patties. This recipe makes about 8 patties.
Once patties are formed, you can cook them right away or freeze them for later use. If freezing, to prevent from sticking place patties individually on a large plate lined with plastic wrap. Freeze for at least 2 hours before storing in a container.
These patties can be cooked or grilled. For cooking, heat skillet on medium heat (you can use the same one for sautéed onions). Add a tbsp of oil and cook for 5min or until slightly browned, flip gently and cook the other side.
For grilling, heat the grill. Brush grill with oil (to prevent sticking) place patties and close lid. Keep in mind that these aren't as firm as meat patties but they will hold their shape if handled gently.
Serve right away, on a burger bun with desired topping!