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Smoky Hazelnut and Black Bean Burgers

by Toni Fiore, the author of the Totally Vegetarian cookbook

Black Bean BurgersServes 4-6                     40 minutes

3 to 4 slices whole grain bread lightly toasted and coarsely processed (use oats for GF)
1 cup hazelnuts, finely chopped and toasted
12 ounces crimini or baby bella mushrooms, coarsely chopped
4 to 6 tablespoons refined coconut or olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
15 ounce can of low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1 chipotle pepper in adobe sauce or 1 tablespoon of chipotle sauce
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 to 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 to 3 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons salt

Toast the bread and using a processor, chop into coarse bits. Place into a large bowl. Pulse hazelnuts in the food processor until coarsely chopped but not ground into a paste.

Heat a skillet on medium. Add the chopped nuts to the heated pan and carefully toast them, stirring or shaking frequently until fragrant, about 4 minutes. Drop the nuts into the large bowl of crumbs and set aside.

Re-heat the skillet on medium and add 2 tablespoons of the oil. As soon as the oil is warmed add the onions and sauté for five minutes or until the onions are soft and glassy. Add the mushrooms and continue sautéing until the mushrooms brown, about 5-7 minutes. Quickly pulse the cooked mushrooms and onions in the processor. Then add the drained beans, cilantro and all seasonings. Quickly pulse making sure to retain some texture.

Combine the vegetable-bean mixture with the nuts and breadcrumbs. Add water and, using your hands, mix until you’re able to form the mixture into 4 patties. Be careful not to make them too thin – you want a hearty thick pattie.

Re-heat your pan on medium, add 2 tablespoons of your remaining oil. Place burgers into the hot oiled pan and cook until golden brown – for best results these burgers should be cooked slowly, so don’t hesitate to lower the heat if needed. Prepare buns with your favorite burger toppings, or serve on a bed of lettuce. Enjoy!

Korean BBQ Seitan Tacos

by CHEF ADAM SOBEL, THE CINNAMON SNAIL FOOD TRUCK.

mad taco

photo by Kate Lewis

Easy Korean BBQ Seitan Filling

1 package pre-made seitan

2 Tablespoons olive oil

3-5 Tablespoons smoked chili sauce or korean gochujang

Roughly chop the seitan.  Heat the olive oil in a sauté pan over a medium high flame.  Sauté the seitan for 5-6 minutes until lightly browned and seared. Add the chili sauce and continue to sauté for about another 2 minutes, until the seitan has absorbed most of the sauce.

Srichacha Cream

1 minced scallion

½ C. vegenaise or other vegan mayonnaise alternative

2 T. sriracha sauce

2 T. mirin

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, whisking for about 30 seconds, until an even orange color develops.

Setting up the Tacos

8 corn tortillas (5-6 inch size for tacos)

2 C. baby arugula

2/3 C. kimchi (without fish)

¼ C. additional gochujang (optional for garnish)

3 T. toasted sesame seeds (optional for garnish)

¼ C. thinly sliced scallions (optional for garnish)

Warm the tortillas on both sides by placing them over a gas burner for about 10 seconds on each side.  Flip the tortillas with tongs. Lay out all the warmed tortillas.  On each tortilla, spread about 1 tablespoon of sriracha cream, a small pile of arugula, 2-3 tablespoons of kimchi, and 4 strips of tofu.  Optionally garnish each taco with additional gochujang, sesame seeds, and scallions.