Friday, November 30, 2007

SUNBURGERS--Doris and Dee Olsen and Lynne Snyder

These burgers have the best texture of any homemade burger I have tasted. I used to make them all the time. I probably should make them again and share them with my daughter's Vegan friends

Bring 10 cups water to a boil and add:
1 1/2 cups powdered imitation beef soup base (I used Frontier brand)
1 1/2 cups nutritional yeast
3/4 cups dry onion flakes
1 Tbs. garlic powder
1 Tbs. thyme
1 Tbs. basil
1 Tbs. dry parsley
Simmer about 3 minutes, remove from heat and add:
1 1/2 cups Braggs Liquid Aminos
1/2 cup soy sauce
3 Tbs. oil
1/4 cup A-1 Steak Sauce
1 Tbs. liquid smoke
Stir into:
15 to 20 cups oatmeal
1 cup sunflower seeds

Mixture should be virtually instantly stiff and almost too hard to stir, if not, add additional oats. Scoop out balls using ice cream scoop and place on lightly oiled cookie sheet. Flatten patties and bake in 350 degree oven for 10-15 minutes on each side. Patties can be placed in Tupperware containers or plastic bags and frozen. This
recipe makes 40-50 3-inch patties.

Note: Doris and Dee used a small Tupperware hamburger press to shape their patties and I bought one too. Humm. I wonder where it is? To re-heat frozen patties place in a fry pan sprayed with vegetable spray and cook over medium heat about 5 minutes on each side.

To make nuggets cut in one inch pieces, wet with water and shake in flour.
Fry in oil until brown.

To make sweet and sour chicken substitute chicken flavor soup base for the beef soup base. Cut burgers into one inch pieces, dip in tempura batter and fry in hot oil.
Serve with sweet and sour sauce.