Can we build it? Yes We Can! And then eat it.
May 25, 2012 6:58 AM Subscribe
The best veggie burger I've ever had was The Nut Burger at Beaver's Ice House
in Houston, Texas. And, while it tasted great, fell apart easily and didn't stand up to the usual burger mode of eating. I thought, hey, I can do this at home. Help me create the best veggie burger recipe ever (constraints and specs inside)
Doesn't need to taste like meat, but needs to have enough umami to make me not miss meat.
Needs to be firm enough to cook on a grill if necessary, have plenty of protein and not too much fat (otherwise the wife will not indulge with me), and, here's the big non-negotiable,
Be made with ingredients from a garden variety grocery store, no health food or specialty ingredients.
Oh yeah, and there's the 100 year rule. No ingredient that wasn't recognized as food 100 years ago.
So what have you got, folks? We have the technology. We should be able to build this thing.