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Smoky Thai Garden Vegan Burgers

NESCAFÉ GOLD Medium Roast Instant Coffee adds rich, full-bodied flavour to these delicious plant-based burgers. This recipe is perfect for veggie lovers.

Prep time: 23 mins.
Cook time: 10 mins.
Total time: 35 mins.

What you need


1 tbsp NESCAFÉ GOLD Medium Roast Instant Coffee
1 carrot, peeled and chopped
8 oz (250 g) brown mushrooms
1 can (15 oz) canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 cloves garlic
1/4 cup (60 mL) cilantro leaves
1/4 cup (60 mL) vegetable oil, divided
3 tbsp (45 mL) soya sauce, divided
2 tbsp (30 mL) Thai red curry paste
2 green onions, sliced
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground pepper
3/4 cup (190 mL) breadcrumbs
1/4 cup (60 mL) coconut yogurt
1 tbsp (15 mL) lime juice
1 tsp (5 mL) lime zest
2 tsp (10 mL) sriracha hot sauce
3 cups (750 mL) thinly sliced green cabbage
4 whole wheat burger buns, split and toasted

How to prepare



In small bowl, stir together instant coffee and 2 tsp (10 mL) hot water until dissolved; set aside.


To food processor, add carrot and mushrooms. Pulse until vegetables resemble coarse meal. Add chickpeas, garlic, green onions, cilantro, 2 tbsp (30 mL) oil, 2 tbsp (30 mL) tamari, curry paste, dissolved coffee, salt and pepper; pulse until mixture is combined and almost smooth. Fold in breadcrumbs.


Transfer mixture to large plate and divide evenly into 4 patties with 3/4-inch (2 cm) thickness.


In large skillet set over high heat, add remaining oil. Add patties and cook, turning once, for 4 to 6 minutes or until golden, crispy and heated through, using caution when flipping patties to ensure they stay intact.


In large bowl, stir together yogurt, remaining tamari, lime zest, lime juice and sriracha. Add cabbage and toss until well coated.


Assemble cooked burger patties in toasted buns alongside sides of cabbage slaw.


Transform your burger patty into a vegan Thai bowl

Use rice or lettuce as the bed for your bowl and crumble the cooked patty on top. Top with coleslaw and serve with lime wedges.

For an eco-friendlier option

Store leftovers covered with beeswax wrap instead of parchment paper or plastic wrap.

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