Tuesday, September 29, 2009
We have burgers for dinner about once a month at the BrisVegan house. It is a quick and easy dinner. The children like burgers. It is a great way to get the younger two to eat salad. They are made with whatever burgers I buy at the shops, which are often Frys or Sanitarium products. Occasionally, I will make chickpea cutlet or bean burgers.
So what makes this an Aussie burger? Beetroot! It seems to be an Australian thing to eat tinned, sliced beetroot on burgers. I love it.
You will also see a Sanitarium NotBurger, which until recently contained egg white. I used to love them as a vegetarian. Fortunately, there has been a change of recipe and they no longer list egg (or dairy) as an ingredient. They are a vaguely meaty texture and flavour, though not as close as a Fry's product. They are a light, savoury flavour, with sesame seeds for a pleasant nuttiness.
Sanitarium is an Australian company, owned by the Seven Day Adventist church. All of their products, including their popular breakfast cereals are vegetarian. Some of their products contain egg or milk, but some are vegan. Their tinned and cold items are widely available in supermarkets and come to the rescue of many hungry vegans.
The burger is made with a white bun, onion, the burger, beetroot, tomato, lettuce and BBQ sauce. It was served with McCain Original oven chips. This is my type of junk food!