Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Aussie Burger


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!

8 comments:

  1. We're a burger loving family too. Good to know about the NotBurgers. I always make sure to have a few chickpea cutlets or other veggie burgers in the freezer for an easy dinner when one of us is home alone, it's very handy.

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  2. I love a good burger too. You'll find tinned, sliced beetroot in burgers in New Zealand sometimes too. Goes so well but the juice always ends up dripping down my arm!

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  3. Nom! We eat burgers at least twice a week - but since we discovered Fry's burgers with American style tofutti, we haven't made anything else!!!!

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  4. Beetroot! Essential! And chips!

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  5. Looks yummo! I find I don't eat burgers v.often as I can't find decent gf buns, but the burger patties themselves can be just as good on their own.

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  6. I've never heard of putting beetroot on burgers! Sounds interesting though :P
    Personally, I eat it straight from the jar :o

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  7. I just posted asking about notburgers, I should I have read here first!

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  8. We were just discussing about the addition of beetroot to burgers and what exactly makes that Australian over dinner tonight (which was not burgers, but did include an 'Australian Salad' mix from Coles that had beetroot added).

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