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Meatless Monday with Vegan, Gluten-Free BBQ Chickpea Burgers

Welcome (back) to the Miratel blog for another edition of our Meatless Monday vegan recipe share. Miratel took the Meatless Monday pledge to support reducing meat consumption 15% by eliminating it one day per week to preserve the health of our planet. We consider our support of this great movement part of our CSR business strategies as it spreads awareness of the impact of our food choices on our environment.

As today is the Civic Holiday here in Ontario, we thought it would be the perfect time to feature a delicious vegan and gluten-free burger that even meat-eaters would enjoy. Don’t let the long item list fool you – they are easy to throw together in a food processor. This great recipe comes courtesy of Emma D’Alessandro of Craving Nature via One Green Planet – check out both sites if you haven’t yet.

INGREDIENTS (serves 8-9)

FOR THE PATTIES:

  • 1/2 cup oats, gluten-free if desired
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flax seed
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cup chickpeas, cooked or from canvegan bbq chickpea burger
  • 1/4 cup oat flour
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon ground chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

FOR THE BBQ SAUCE:

  • 1 12-ounce can of tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup canned chipotle pepper
  • 1 13-ounce can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons molasses
  • 1 tablespoon vegan Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

TO ASSEMBLE:

  • Burger buns of your choice
  • Avocado (optional)
  • Lettuce (optional)
  • Tomato (optional)

PREPARATION

TO MAKE THE BBQ SAUCE:

  1. Combine all ingredients together in a food processor or blender.

TO MAKE THE BBQ PATTIES:

  1. In a food processor, pulse the oats through the onion until finely chopped. Add the garbanzo beans and process for another 30-60 seconds. Add in the remaining ingredients and blend together until finely chopped and you are able to make a patty with the mixture.
  2. Scoop out some of the mixture and form into a patty between your hands. Place patties on a sheet of parchment paper and place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat grill. Remove patties from the freezer and rub with a little bit of olive oil on either side and place on grill for 5-6 minutes, flip and grill on the other side for another 5 minutes. You will know they are done when they have those beautiful grill marks.
  4. Put them on a bun with some avocado, tomato, lettuce and some BBQ sauce.
  • Note: if you don’t have a grill, you can also gook them in a pan

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to visit the Meatless Monday website and join us in taking the pledge today. Spread the word at home and at work and promote CSR business initiatives to make your green call centre, office, factory, shop, restaurant or salon even greener.

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