Tuesday 20 August 01:33 AM
Godzilla Burger by @gone_vegan 🧡
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/4 cup finely chopped green pepper
1 lb vegan minced “meat”
1/3 cup beetroot puree
1 tbsp liquid smoke
1 tsp hot sauce
1 tbs vegan bbq sauce
1/2 tbs sweet paprika
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
2 squared ciabattas, about 4.5x3.5inch
2 leaves fresh kale, chopped
1 roma tomato, sliced
1/4 red onion, sliced
6 slices smoked vegan cheese
1 tbsp vegan milk
1/2 zucchini, finely slice with a mandolin
Sauces at choice (optional)
Cut one of the ciabattas in half, as if you were making a sandwich.
Remove both the top & the bottom of the second one, leaving a squared slice about 3-4 inch tall. That will become your central slice of bread.
Warm 1 spoon of olive oil in a pan & gently pan fry onion & bell pepper for 7-8 min.
Place a spoon of oil in a grill pan over high heat & grill the zucchini for about 3 min per side, or until the brown marks start to appear.
Place the minced “meat” in a bowl, add the rest of the ingredients for the patties and stir well to combine, until the mix gets a nice and dark meaty color.
When ready, place the pan fried onion & bell pepper in the bowl and stir again.
Place half of the mix onto a chopping board & shape it into a rectangular, flat form with a flipper. The patty should be as large as the ciabatta, so use one of the slices of bread as a measurement for it. Repeat with the 2nd part of the minced “meat”.
Place a spoon of oil in a large pan & carefully move the patties into it. Being so large they might fall apart so lift them gently with the help of two flippers.
Cook the patties about 5 min per side, or until nicely brown and slightly crispy. Make sure the minced “meat” is cooked inside and not only outside.
Place the vegan cheese & milk in a small pot & cook over low heat until the cheese has melted.
Start composing your burger by placing the bottom of the ciabatta on a plate, top with the kale, then 1 of the patties, 1/2 of the melted cheese & the tomato.
Add the middle slice of bread, zucchini & onion, then top with the second patty and finally the remaining melted cheese & the leftover slice of bread & serve. #bestofvegan