Future Farm
Gourmet Burger

Ingredients

Patty

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 tablespoon dried sage

1 tablespoon celery salt

1 tablespoon dried chili flakes

1 tablespoon paprika

2 tablespoons cracked black pepper

4 Future Farm Burgers (or Vegan Meat Burgers of your choice). Each patty makes 2 thin patties.

BBQ Mushrooms

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 tablespoon sea salt

250g or 1 punnet Mixed Asian Mushrooms

125ml or Half cup BBQ sauce

Caramelised Onions

1 tablespoon Olive Oil

1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 sliced red onions

Shallot Rings

2 peeled & ring-sliced shallots

4 tablespoons plain flour

A pinch of sea salt

1 cup (or 250ml) vegetable oil

Burger Sauce

3 tablespoons Ketchup

1 tablespoon English mustard

1 cup (or 230g) vegan mayo

2 tablespoons tabasco

Half fine-chopped onion

2 tablespoons fine-chopped gherkins

1 minced garlic clove

Garnishes

4 lettuce leaves

1 sliced tomato

4 Vegan cheese slices

Method

I. Begin by seasoning the burger patties using sage, chilli flakes, pepper, paprika and celery salt. Set the patties aside.

II. Place the caramelised onions on a non-stick pan, add some oil and cook over medium heat. Add the finely sliced onions and allow them to sauté for five minutes.

III. Add sugar, thyme, balsamic and cook for another ten minutes over low heat. Cook until the ingredients are nicely caramelised.

IV. Make shallot rings in the meantime. Heat some frying oil in a medium saucepan. Take a bowl, put some flour and toss your shallot rings in the bowl. Ensure the rings are well coated before removing them gently and placing them carefully in the saucepan with hot oil. Fry the rings evenly for 2-3 minutes (or until they turn golden brown and crisp). Remove and place the rings on a plate covered with absorbent paper to soak up the excess oil.

V. Place another non-stick saucepan over high heat, add some oil and mixed mushrooms. Sauté for 4 to 5 minutes and turn down the heat. Stir in your BBQ sauce made up by mixing ketchup, mustard, vegan mayo, tabasco, finely-chopped onions, pickled cucumber (gherkins) and minced garlic. Once caramelised, your mushrooms are ready to build the burgers.

VI. When you are ready to serve, add some oil to the saucepan with caramelised onions and cook your burgers with them. Allow both sides of the burgers to cook evenly for at least three minutes, each side. You can choose medium to well-done cooking depending on your taste and preferences.

VII. Once the burgers are cooked, add the vegan cheese on top and cover the pan using a lid to allow the cheese to melt.

VIII. Using a small pan, mix all ingredients together to make a burger sauce.

IX. Prepare to build your meaty vegan burgers. Add enough burger sauce, sticky BBQ mushrooms, shallot rings and caramelised onions for the best outcome. Also, consider garnishing with tomato slices and lettuce to create the ultimate vegan meat burger.