Whew! So, these are the Veggie Burgers from the Real Food Daily book. I've never had the ones at the restaurant- but you sure must know how much I love mostly everything from there by now! I made beet burgers from scratch before that were so-so, and the Vegan with a Vengeance ones, which were good- but I was still on the hunt for the perfect recipe.
After making these, I kind of still am. It may just be the nature of the beast, but all of the ones that I've made had coagulation issues. I have to say, it was less of a problem with these, I think in most part because they have gluten flour in them- which does not have the word "glue" in it for nothing (okay, it doesn't, but it should be spelled that way). That stuff is crazy! Just 3/4 cup, and there was a stringyness to it that was unbelievable.
The great thing about these is that they have so many good ingredients in them; beets, tempeh, carrots, miso, mushroom, corn, peppers, etc. Which kind of makes them take a long, long time (as is standard with RFD recipes, but still) they seem to be a bit of a pain because of all of the steps. It is funny how much the pre-cooked finished recipe looks like ground beef to me!
The recipe said that it made 6 patties, I formed 12. They weren't the biggest, but since they're smaller, I think that they stay together a bit better. We froze 6 of them, so I'll report back to let you know if they re-cook well after having been frozen. All in all, they're about a 7 or 8 out of 10, but I think that the quest may still continue.