I'm in a vegetarian nutrition class right now and one of the assignments was to try something new, preferably something soy. A lot of people tried soymilk; some liked it, some hated it.. One person tried tofu and thought it was terrible, so I posted a link to a "tofu tutorial" about how you need to press it and different ways to flavor/cook it. Someone else tried a veggie burger and said it tasted like cardboard. Well, I don't know where they got the cardboard part from, but, I don't really enjoy store bought veggie burgers either.. Usually when I make them, I just mash together stuff I love! So, tonight I made sweet potato/chickpea/tofu burgers with Pepper jack Daiya and Upton's bacon! If you haven't tried Daiya's new flavor, it is GOOD. I don't know what cow's milk pepper jack tasted like, but this stuff has great flavor and a lil kick!
1/2 block tofu (pressed)
1/2 large sweet potato (peeled unless organic)
1 can chickpeas
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1 T dried parsley
2 garlic gloves*
1/2 cup bread crumbs
*I used two large garlic cloves and it was pretty garlicky, which we love. If you don't love the taste of garlic, reduce to one clove instead
--Chop sweet potato into chunks and boil until tender
--Drain and rinse the chickpeas
--Put all of the ingredients into the food processor except the breadcrumbs and puree
--Put puree into bowl and mix in bread crumbs
--Form into patties (I got 6) and put onto greased cookie sheet
--Bake at 350° for about 8 minutes on each side
--Add any toppings/condiments. Other than the cheese and bacon, I added some sauteed onions and some veganaise. These were good!
These burgers did squish out a bit (not as much as some others I've made), they might need more breadcrumbs. But we thought these were really good and I can't wait to make them again!