*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
                                 BURGER MIX
 Recipe By     : Net
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Low-Fat                          Vegetarian
                 Mixes                            Burgers
                 Grains                           Legumes
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  cup           chickpeas
      1/2  cup           soybeans
      1/2  cup           lentils
      1/2  cup           split peas
      1/2  cup           brown rice
      1/2  cup           rolled oats
      1/4  cup           whole wheat bread crumbs
      1/4  cup           cornmeal
    1 1/2  tablespoons   baking soda
                         seasonings of your choice (see note)
     Put the ingredients 1-2 at a time in a blender, turn the blender on,
     and RUN FOR COVER (this is pretty noisy <g>).  When everything is in
     powdered form, combine in a tupperware container and store in the
     fridge.  Makes 4 cups of mix.
     To make burgers, combine 1 c. burger mix and 2/3 c. HOT liquid (see
     note 2) and let sit for 15 minutes.  On a plate, form into 3 thin
     patties.  Use a spatula to move patties onto a nonstick-sprayed
     skillet and cook on both sides until lightly browned.  Serve with
     your favorite burger fixins.
     Note - Seasonings:  You can use the herbs and/or spices of your
     choice, or consider using a dry soup mix run through the blender
     (I'll bet onion would be good).  Also, try a dry FF salad dressing
     mix.  Or a veggie boullion cube run through the blender.  Other
     suggestions:  onion powder, garlic powder, lemon pepper, basil, etc.
     Note - Liquids:  Try 1/3 c. water and 1/3 c. barbeque sauce - combine
     in bowl and nuke until hot , add to dry mix (note that burgers made
     with barbeque sauce will brown more quickly, so watch them!).  Or
     try half water, half tomato juice, or half water and half white wine
     or marsala.  Try to make sure that your liquids and seasonings have
     compatible flavors.
     Oriental:  Burger mix with a little soy sauce in the liquid and some
     fresh ginger added to the mix, maybe a dash of rice wine.
     Spanish:  Cumin, red pepper, chili powder, or a dry taco seasoning
     Wine/garlic:  Chopped garlic added to the mix, half water and half
     white wine for the liquid.
     Potpourri:  Make a batch of plain, unseasoned burger mix and add
     whatever seasonings strike your fancy as you're mixing it up!  No
     need to commit to just one flavor for the whole batch!
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