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Love Is Zero – Vegan Sliders

Vegan Sliders

How to make Vegan Sliders
So, one of the problems is when I make things is I do not measure the ingredients and this one I didn’t really decide to make this a recipe until after I made the recipe. When I was making this I was kind of using what I had left over in terms of ingredients, so really it’s easy to customize. This also easily makes enough for a group. I am putting in roughly the amount I think I used in ( ).

1 onion
1 package of mushrooms
olive oil (roughly 1 tablespoon)
2 garlic cloves (optional)
1 can of black beans *
1 can of white beans *
roughly 3/4 of a cup of pickled beets (optional)
garlic salt (1 teaspoon)
seasoning salt (1 teaspoon)
salt (1/2 teaspoon)
black pepper (1/2 teaspoon)
hoisin sauce * (1 tablespoon)
liquid smoke (2 tablespoon)
cap full of apple cider vinegar
creole seasoning (1 tablespoon)
cornstarch (binder)* (? 1/2 to 2/3 cup)
hawaiian rolls or small buns >> Sara lee’s are vegan

*You can use whatever can of beans you want here, like I originally wanted to use two cans of black beans but I didn’t have two cans. Red kidney beans, chickpeas, navy beans, great northern beans, and green lentils. Personally, I would use black beans with something else, or even double it up because black beans are my favorite for any veggie burger.

*So I don’t keep BBQ sauce or A1 sauce because I don’t like it, but that is a more affordable ingredient than hoisin sauce and can be used here. It helps give the sliders a cookout taste. Other things you could use here is soy sauce (or any type of it like tamari or liquid aminos) or teriyaki sauce.

*Cornstarch is the binder here, you could use anything that would bind the patty together, so potato starch or a vegan egg replacer would work here. Cornstarch is probably the cheapest and easiest to find.

Last note spices are whatever you want them to be, but there should be some spices, so include what you like, and add if you want, but don’t not include spices at all. Also, when I say spices I don’t mean anything liquid, the liquid smoke is needed in the recipe to have that charded taste, obviously if you don’t have it than it won’t kill the recipe but it does added a lot to the recipe.

  1. Take your onion and mushrooms and chop it up, then with the oil put it in the pan and cook it. Cook it depending how you like to saute, I personally like it a bit burned. But most people like it where it only soft, and the onions are clear.

  2. While your onions and mushrooms are cooking open up your cans of beans and drain and rise them, and put them in a large bowl and mash them. If you have a potato masher that would be perfect to use here, but a fork works too, it just takes longer.

  3. Add your spices, liquid smoke, and apple cider vinegar to the bowl and mix it in.

  4. When your onion and mushrooms are done, add it with the beets, and garlic cloves to the processor and process finely. If you don’t have a food processor you can use a blender, if you don’t have either chop finely. Then add to the bowl and mix.

  5. Now the mixture will be very wet, you need a binder to help keep it together. Mix enough to where it’s not wet, and it forms patties without falling apart. It should be sort of close to playdough consistency, but not that thick.

  6. Form your patties.

  7. You can skip this step but I think it helps keep the patty formed right. I use the nuwave oven and I cover the grill with tinfoil and wipe some oil on it so the patties won’t stick. You can use a regular oven or an air fryer. My nuwave only goes up to 350 degrees, and I don’t remember how much time I use but it wasn’t long I think it was 2-3 minutes on each side.

  8. In the same pan you used earlier, you can start cooking until done. Again I never time it, I liked it a bit chard on both sides. It shouldn’t take maybe 5-10 minute, but don’t forget it was on the stove.

At this point, the sliders are done.
In the picture, I used vegan mayo (Hampton Creek’s Just Mayo, but another brand is Follow your Heart’s Vegenaise), and a sliced tomato. You can use kale, lettuce, spinach, pickles, vegan cheese, etc. Whatever you want.

If you make this on social media feel free to tag my twitter or instagram I’d love to see it.

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