This recipe came with my organic veg delivery. They don't taste or look like meat, and they're not supposed to. Honestly, these are some of the most interesting veg burgers I've had.
My roommate makes the original version; being the health-conscious (and cheap) gal that I am, I skip the eggs, oil and cheese and sub in mashed tofu until the consistency is right.
2 c. grated beets
2 c. grated carrots
1/2 c. grated onion
1 c. cooked rice (I use brown, but the recipe calls for white)
1 c. toasted sunflower seeds
1/2 c. toasted sesame seeds
2 eggs, beaten
2 tbs. soy sauce
1/4 c. oil
3 tbsp. flour
1 c. grated sharp cheddar cheese
garlic and cayenne to taste
Mix all ingredients together thoroughly, esp. if using cheese. Form into patties. (If making the lighter version, chill mixture for 30-60 minutes before making patties.)
Bake patties at 350 for approx. 30 minutes, or until baed through. It shouldn't be necessary to flip them.
Makes 6-10, depending on size. VERY filling.