Other than the actual burger, the best part is my roasted garlic and jalepeno aioli. Before I went vegan, I loved dressing up mayo this way, and now I can do the same thing with Vegenaise. I love Vegenaise, and it will always have a place in my fridge. First I will show you how to make the Aioli.
Remove the paper from 1 large head of garlic
Seed and dice 1 jalepeno pepper
put garlic and jalepeno in a small rameken
drizzle over 1 Tb olive oil to coat the garlic and jalepeno
Cover with tin foil and bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes. I usually don't preheat, and ovens vary. Just make sure the garlic is soft enough to mash with a fork, but not burnt.
Add 1/2 cup of Vegenaise and mix with the garlic and jalepeno
For the burgers you need:
2 15 oz cans drained black beans
1/2 cup vital wheat gluten
1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
Olive oil for sauteing
1/2 diced red onion
1 ts cumin
1 ts paprika
1 ts salt
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup water
Put all ingredients except for the olive oil in a food processor and pulse until everthing is incorporated. Form into 8-10 patties, depending on size. I arranged mine in a large rectangular tupperware in two layers. I put parchment paper above the first layer to keep them seperated from the second layer. Then I put them in the fridge several hours before dinner. I like to do things ahead of time as often as possible.
For dessert, Jason has been begging me to make him a blackberry cobbler. He fancies himself a grizzly bear I think! Don't judge me by the Bisquick, I needed to finish the box I had in my pantry! I will make a healthier version in the future with whole grain flour, but I must say this was divine, and so easy.
I modified this recipe, very easy to veganize. I just used a cup of Bisquick for the dry ingredients, and used 6 Tbs coconut oil instead of the 1/2 cup of butter. I used less than 1/2 cup of oil because Bisquick already has oil in the mix, the hydrogenated kind! I know, I'm not doing a very good job of selling it, but it was so good. We didn't have any coconut ice cream, but it would be a perfect friend to this cobbler. Oh, and I used soy milk instead of real milk. I'm sure any plant milk will do. Mine only took 45 minutes to bake. Try it! Its yummy!