Monday, October 29, 2012

Burger Without a Bun

Is a sandwich without bread still a sandwich? Some might say no, but for the sake of my Vegan Mofo sandwich theme, I'm saying yes.

Tonight, I made a bun-less burger from The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet by Joni Marie Newman — the Enchilada Burger:

This unique burger is unlike any burger I've had. TVP is simmered with onions in enchilada sauce, and then you mix in black olives, scallions, and masa flour to form a dough. It tastes like a cross between an enchilada and a tamale. I absolutely love the black olives! Perfect addition.

And I really like how the masa flour makes the burger hold together. Some homemade burgers taste amazing but fall apart the minute you pick them up. Not this guy. It's meaty and, dare I say, toothsome. God, I hate that word, but I'm not sure how else to say it.

Anyway, I served the burger, as suggested by Joni, with vegan sour cream and a corn tortilla. On the side, I made the suggested Cilantro Lime Rice:

Joni says this is supposed to taste like the cilantro lime rice they serve at Chipotle, and oh my god, it does! Exactly like it. It's buttery, lime-y, and loaded with cilantro.

The only thing missing from this meal was salad and salsa, but I was out of both. I picked up a lettuce mix and some corn salsa at Kroger tonight though, so my leftovers will be a complete meal.

Don't forget to enter my Vegan Sandwiches Save the Day giveaway!


Sal said...

That sounds awesome.

JohnP said...

Sounds great! I need to try this recipe!

urban vegan said...

Joni is a real talent! She's got you eating burgers without buns! It looks and sounds phenomenal.

tender b. said...

That sounds like an awesome burger.

Anonymous said...

Scott Jurek's Lentil Walnut Burgers! Awesome! (