Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Vegan Tex-Mex Burgers

This post is a part of Vegan MoFo. For more information about Vegan MoFo, visit their website.

One of the best things that happened to me when I started to eat Vegetarian, was the discovery of veggie burgers. Really, those things are amazing. But they often still contain some form of cheese or eggs to bind them. I did try some vegan burgers before, but for Vegan MoFo I tried a new variety once more. I found the recipe in a Dutch vegetarian magazine called Vegetarisch Fit. I will translate the recipe below.

Tex Mex Burgers: (makes 6)

For the Burgers:
- 300 gr tofu
- 2 spring onions
- some fresh parsley
- 50 gr corn (canned)
- 50 gr red kidney beans (canned)
- 60 gr bread crumbs
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp paprika powder
- 2 tsp mashed tomatoes
- some black pepper
- 75 ml vegetable oil

For the salsa:
- 250 gr tomatoes
- 200 gr red kidney beans (canned)
- 2 tbsp fresh cilantro
- 2 tbsp mashed tomatoes
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- sea salt and black pepper

For the guacamole: 
- 1 avocado
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- sea salt and black pepper

For serving:
- 6 hamburger buns
- lettuce
- tortilla chips

That was a long list of ingredients! But trust me, it is worth it :)
Mash the tofu with a fork. Cut the onions and parsley. Drain corn and kidney beans. Mix all the burger ingredients together for 2 minutes, except for the oil. Form 6 patties. Heat he oil in a pan and bake burgers on high for 2 minutes on each side. Then reduce the heat and bake them for another 4 minutes on each side golden brown.

For the salsa cube the tomatoes and mix with all the other salsa ingredients. Add salt and pepper to taste.
For the guacamole remove the pit from the avocado and mash it with the lemon juice in the kitchen machine. Add salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble place some leaves of the lettuce on the buns. Then add the burgers, salsa and guacamole. Place some tortilla chips on top. I really find this a good addition because it makes it really crispy. I loved these burgers because it really is a whole meal and they taste great for lunch the next day too!


  1. Yum! These burgers look great. Then again, anything with guacamole is an automatic win in my book. :)

  2. Dit lijken mij heerlijke burgers. Ik eet ze eigenlijk vrijwel nooit moet ik zeggen. Toch wel leuk weer eens te gaan maken! Misschien probeer ik deze dan :) (maar er staan ook nog spinazieburgers op de 'to make' list)

  3. Those look delicious! Like the addition of the tortilla chips - I love anything crunchy!