This is an easy vegetarian burger dish, but it is so delicious, you'd never know the difference!
1 Package Trader Joe's soy ground beef
1 small onion or shallots
2 minced cloves of garlic
2 tsp each onion powder and garlic powder
1 Tbsp light mayonnaise
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp flax meal
1.5 Tbsp quick cooking oats
2 Tbsp plain panko breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp balsamic Good Seasons dressing
¼ cup frozen spinach, thawed, and squeezed
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
Finely chop the onion/shallot, & add to a saute pan with olive oil. Add the minced garlic with the onion, salt & pepper.
While sauteeing, add the binders (egg, mayo, flax, oats, & panko) to the ground soy beef in a bowl. Add the spices, parsley, spinach, & cooled onion/garlic mixture. I use some balsamic Good Seasons dressing for flavor, about 1/2 tbsp. or so directly in
Mix well with your hand, incorporating all the ingredients together. It's crucial to use a few binders, as the soy ground beef isn't as "sticky" as meat, so you need to really pack it in. If you find it isn't coming together in a consistency good enough for burgers, add more mayo or Panko.
Make 8 patties, tightly packed. Heat a thin layer of canola oil in a large saute pan. When hot, add the patties. Once you put them in, don't move them around, or they'll fall apart.Let them cook a few minutes, until browned, & then slowly flip them with 2 metal spoons.
Make the guacamole: mash an avocado with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, lime juice, finely chopped dill, & a little light mayonnaise.
Toast the slider buns, spread a thin layer of guacamole on the bottom bun, top with a burger, dollop a little more guacamole on top to secure the toppings- shredded lettuce, pickle, red onion, whatever you're feeling. Top with the top bun & push down.