I LOVE burgers, I make them all the time. If you and your son like chili/garlic/onion then this will be good for you, if not then I'm sure you can substitute with other herbs :)
(I also make sweet potato fries whenever I make burgers... they are delicious!)
3/4 cup red kidney beans Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste Tbsp Sugar 1 clove garlic Chili to taste (tobasco sauce also works well) Basil to taste 1 small grated carrot 1/2 cup mixed peas and corn (or whatever you like... good way to sneak extra veges in) 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1) Drain the red kidney beans, if you use canned. Put into a bowl and mash them like mashed potatoes! Adding a splash of oil helps a little bit 2) Finely chop garlic, basil and chili. Finely grate carrot. Add this to the kidney beans and stir in well. 3) Add peas and corn, breadcrumbs, tomato paste, sugar (optional but some kind of sweetener brings out the flavour of the tomato), salt and pepper to taste and mix well. A little bit of lemon juice is quite nice, too. 4) Make the mixture into pattys and put into the frypan ... I add another splash of oil but up to you! 5) Chop some onion and cook that at the same time. 6) I serve on wholemeal grain rolls with avocado spread, onion, some baby spinach leaves and tomato sauce.... and sweet potato fries of course.
2 lbs. medium-firm or firm tofu (NOT silken tofu), frozen at least 48 hours 1 1/2 cups water 2 tablespoons soy sauce (regular or mushroom) 2 tablespoons ketchup (fruit-juice sweetened, cane-sugar sweetened, or organic) 2 teaspoons Marmite, Vegemite or other yeast extract (gives a "beefy" flavor) or 4 teaspoons red miso 1/4 teaspoon garlic granules (or 1 clove garlic finely minced) 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1. Thaw out the tofu. Slice each pound block into three thick slices. Place the slices on a cookie sheet covered with a couple of clean, folded tea towels. Cover the slices with more tea towels and another cookie sheets. Weigh this arrangement down with something heavy for about 15-20 minutes. Now the tofu slices are ready for marinating.
2.Mix the marinade ingredients together and pour over the prepared tofu slices in a shallow container in one layer. Cover and let marinate for several hours or days.
3.Just before serving, pan-fry on a lightly-oiled heavy skillet or nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until browned on both sides. Or cook on an indoor grill. Serve on buns with all the trimmings.
Thanks for sharing the recipes, I made notice of them and bookmarked the page since I am a veggie myself. I especially like the last one - i cannot do without chili... yes, a burger can also be healthy, as you see.