COOK & MEAL PREP WITH ME: Vegan Burgers!

COOK & MEAL PREP WITH ME: Vegan Burgers!



Okay so it’s Sunday and we’re gonna do
some meal prepping I really want to make
some vegan hazelnut cutlets pretty much
like burgers they’re so delicious you
guys I showed them to you guys in a
recent what I eat in a day on my main
channel and a lot of you guys asked to
see me make them I did give you guys the
recipe on that channel so if you want an
actual like screen grab where you can
just like screenshot the recipe head
over to actually I’ll link it in the top
right corner so you guys can just click
it but a lot of you guys wanted to see
me make them and I get why because it’s
not that it’s a complicated recipe but
like I guess you wanted to see how I
make the burgers how I rolled them in
the breadcrumbs and everything like that
so let’s go ahead and do that today I
haven’t made these in a few weeks so I’m
really excited cuz I’m really craving
them you guys I’m a meat-eater okay like
I am NOT I love meat you guys know that
and these taste amazing like you don’t
feel like you’re not eating meat they
literally they give you like a fried
chicken vibe so actually I got this idea
from Whole Foods I’m not even talking to
you guys I’m just like letting you face
it there while I’m talking anyways
though my me I look crazy I need to take
my little Sunday pamper shower still but
I figured I’m gonna do these first
anyways umm yeah so I actually got this
idea from Whole Foods
so Whole Foods makes these hazelnut
cutlets if you go to like their food
section and order the hazelnut cutlet it
is delicious you guys like it is so good
oh it’s so good it gives you like fried
chicken vibes like a fried chicken
burger but I don’t know how many
calories there’s are I think it’s around
250 they say that it’s around 250 but I
don’t know about that because it looks
like it could be fried like the coating
it’s just way too golden brown and like
perfect so I feel like it’s fried I feel
like it’s around more like 400 but you
know whatever anyways I decided to make
my own because it’s expensive too I
think one cutlet to buy from them is
like four dollars or six dollars
Canadian that’s expensive you can just
make a bunch of your own which is what I
did and they’re so good like they’re
really really good you guys have to try
them like don’t be put off by the fact
that they’re not like by the fact that
they’re vegan or anything for those of
you who aren’t vegan I know it may be
kind of like oh I’m not gonna like
just try it like just try it so good and
they’re pretty good calories like around
160 to 180 depending on how big you make
the little patty it’s really good so
let’s go ahead and start making them so
this is what you’re gonna need
you’re gonna need salt obviously it’s a
little bit of black pepper garlic onion
paprika some fine mixed herbs I just
like this mixed herbs cuz you have a
bunch of different herbs in one and then
some chives this is really important it
gives a really great flavor paprika is
not that important if you don’t have it
don’t feel like e to run to the store
and grab it I literally use a dash of it
I don’t think it makes a huge difference
but I use it so yeah and then
breadcrumbs actually by the way the way
I got this recipe was what I did was
when you buy it from Whole Foods it
actually has an ingredient list because
they have to list the ingredients in
case anyone’s allergic so all I did was
look at the ingredient list and I
literally copied the ingredients like I
took the ingredients and I created my
own little recipe because obviously they
don’t give you like how to make it but
I’m like okay that’s what’s in it I’m
assuming they did that and then they
rolled in the bread like I kind of
created the recipe based off of copying
their ingredients so this is almost all
the ingredients that were on the actual
whole foods one so anyways some bread
crumbs and then you’re going to need I
mean you can’t really see it I’ll show
you guys what I actually use it but
you’re gonna need some TVP which TVP is
textured veggie protein some vinyl wheat
gluten which this is pretty much protein
flour has a ton of protein in it and
then you’re gonna need some hazelnut
meal so hazelnut meal is like hazelnuts
that have been grounded so this whole
like burger is pretty much a hazelnut
burger it’s gonna give you such great
flavor but you have to have to have to
toast the meal or toast the hazelnuts
like you have to because toasting it it
just brings out this flavor that’s
undescribable like when you smell it not
toasted or taste it and then you taste
it and smell it toasted two completely
different things toasting it really
brings out this oh I can’t even describe
it amazing you have to toast it i toast
mine for about 15 minutes on 3:15 and
then back here you have some nutritional
yeast oh also you’re gonna need a little
bit of soy sauce
let me grab that from
here so the soy sauce in combination
with the nutritional yeast gives them a
little bit of that meaty flavor so the
whole foods one they actually use um
yeast extract which I purchased a yeast
extract and it’s just so thick that I
feel like I would have to like like it’s
just easier to work with
using the soy sauce and the nutritional
yeast so that’s just what I do but you
can also use yeast extract instead of
these two in combination but this is
what I use I use the all-purpose liquid
soy seasoning from this brand so make
sure you’re using this brand and not
other soy sauces because other soy
sauces have more calories in this one
this one is just healthier it’s a
natural soy sauce but what’s good about
this one is it’s literally zero calories
like a zero whereas I think the other
like regular brand soy sauce by VH is
ten calories and you may not think
that’s a big deal but once it adds up
let’s say you use a couple splashes
you’ll have a good 30 calories of the
other one whereas you can literally have
zero of this one and I believe there’s
less sodium in this one I believe I’m
not 100% sure it’s just better to get
this brand where as opposed to like the
regular conventional brand and did I
mention barley flour so barley flour is
not a real need the only reason I
brought it out for today is one because
the actual ingredient list from the
whole foods ones has barley flour but I
personally don’t find that you need it
instead of the barley flour I just add
more of the wheat gluten protein flour
because this one has more protein in it
whereas that one doesn’t have as much
and this one is less calories I believe
okay so I just checked so no they’re the
same calories but this one has three
grams of protein for 110 calories this
has 23 grams of protein for 120 calories
so your this is protein flour so instead
of using that I just replace it with
using more of this but I’m kind of
running low on it today so I think I’m
probably gonna need some of that as a
backup but yeah I just know if you’re
making this recipe just use this as the
flour forget that I’m just using that
today cause I’m running low on this hope
I didn’t make that confusing you’re also
going to need a bowl a big one because I
like to make as much as possible when I
do these I mean really you could make
more like I make around
18 to 20 you can make more but it gets
exhausting like making the patties and
pressing them down after a while 20 is
like my max out because after 20 I’m
like exhausted so yeah I just use a
really big bowl and you also want to
start preheating the oven I’m gonna
preheat it to 400 degrees actually I
forgot we have to make the little
breadcrumb mixture so let’s just do that
first so I’m gonna use a scale only
because I have to transfer my
measurements from grams to like just a
cup just so that I don’t want to pull
the scale up every time so I’m gonna do
that now
25 grams of breadcrumbs to make 9
cutlets but I want to make double that
so I’m gonna do 50 grams of breadcrumbs
I want to see how many grams of
breadcrumbs would be in a cup so that I
don’t have to use this scale every time
so this is a half a cup scoop let’s see
ok so just under half a cup this is like
leftover the scale says 55 and then I’m
going to put 30 grams of hazelnuts so
let’s see this is a quarter cup scoop so
let’s see that so I want to change this
so that I know how to just use the scoop
so I’m not using the scale every time
okay so that’s like 20 so you want to
just use like a heaping quarter cup
sometimes I just like to use a whisk
because it mixes it all evenly add a
little bit of salt I just kind of
eyeball this it’s a burger anyway so you
don’t need that much salt cuz you’re
gonna have like ketchup on that mayo and
stuff so I mean you can’t really go
wrong you just don’t want to make them
too salty obviously and then some garlic
this really gives flavor so I like to
put a decent amount a little bit of
onion flakes just a little bit and then
the dried chives
this is what we’re gonna kind of go and
bread the cutlets in so I’m gonna put
that aside for now so you’re gonna need
about four cups of filtered water I
forgot to mention I do use a little bit
of oil but I don’t put a lot because
honestly obviously you know the calories
so I just put like the tiniest amount
about a teaspoon so then I’m gonna put a
little bit of soy sauce now I do eyeball
this but be careful with the soy sauce
it is high sodium so because this is
high sodium you don’t need a lot of salt
but I still put a little bit you know
but you just don’t you know let me just
be careful with a table thing like I
said it’s a burger so it doesn’t have to
be like you know that’s salty it’s okay
if it’s under salted cuz you’re not even
gonna really notice but you’ll notice if
it’s over salted so just be careful I
guess you can kind of tell how much I’m
using I just use a few splashes this is
really what gives it like a bit of that
meaty flavor in combination with a
nutritional yeast that’s why I prefer to
use just use more of that and less of
the salt it’s a little bit of salt you
are spreading this out between like 18
to 20 burgers so now I know this is
weird but if you ever want to tell if
your food is salty enough without having
to taste it I like to smell it I know
that’s like a weird but I can always
like what I smell a recipe I can tell if
it needs more salt so I don’t know if
that might work for you guys too then
you’re gonna put some garlic powder
quite a bit because it’s really what is
gonna give it that flavor onion onion
flakes or onion powder a little bit of
paprika it just gives it a tiny bit of
color a little bit of black pepper
some finer herbs you don’t want to put a
lot of that and then the dried chives
I really just freestyle this part so now
you have like your flavored water really
doesn’t matter what order you put
everything in I just like to do this
first so now we’re gonna take our TVP so
this like I said is textured veggie
protein so actually the first thing I’m
gonna do before the TVP is add some of
the nutritional yeast I’m gonna use
about two tablespoons remember what I’m
doing right now is making 20-round 20
cutlets so if you don’t want to make
that many you just want to start off
just take the measurements and cut them
in half so now I’m going to add two cups
of TVP okay so I just change the camera
to give you guys like a bit of a higher
view so you can actually see the inside
a little bit better so now we need about
three cups of the vital wheat gluten I
don’t think I’m gonna have three cups I
gotta buy more from Whole Foods by the
way I get all of these ingredients from
Whole Foods so I think obviously when I
run out of this I’m just going to use
the barley flour
you
so one more cup of flour you don’t want
the burgers like the cutlets to have too
much moisture in them so that’s why I
like you need like if you notice there’s
too much water just add more flour or
add more TVP okay so before and say it’s
mixing I’m going to add some hazelnuts
I’m gonna pop out the scale again cuz it
says a hundred grams of hazelnuts and
now you’re pretty much just gonna mix
everything together so I’m smelling it
and it smells really good but I feel
like it needs a little bit more garlic
and then a little bit more soy sauce so
the mixture is – like moist I could just
tell by like hearing it I can tell
there’s a little bit too much water in
it so instead of using the flour because
this is like healthier than the flour
the it’s like higher in protein so
instead of using the flour to soak up
the water I’m gonna use a little bit
more TVP but I feel like you might still
be bad ok and this is what you are going
to be left with it almost looks like
ground meat it doesn’t have like a
little bit of a weird sticky texture but
just ignore the texture because once you
make the patties and you bake them they
just taste delicious ok so now is when
you’re gonna get your hands dirty so
make sure that they’re clean of course
because you’re gonna start making the
patties so I like to I bought this some
burger empresa from Amazon it just helps
like press it down but you honestly
don’t need it I have made these before
without it but it does help I will leave
it links down below for you guys but
yeah you’re pretty much gonna roll the
patties on your own I kind of eyeball it
because I know how much 80 to 90 grams
is already but you only want to make
about 80 to 90 gram balls because that’s
what’s going to be about 160 let me get
this over here about 160 to about 180
calories if you go over that you’re
obviously going to make them too big so
what I like to do is just shape it in a
ball and then you can kind of press it
down flat for those of you that don’t
have a burger press you don’t really
need it per se so now I will just coat
it and roll it up in the breadcrumbs and
then I do have a pan already ready for
the oven
with a piece of parchment paper to lay
these all out on so here’s an example
using the press so you just put that in
there
and press it down and there you go so
I’m just gonna roll it up by hand today
so as you can see I’ve made about 12 of
them and that’s all that fits on the pan
so I’m going to roll the rest of them
here on another pan but for now here’s
what fits on this one now what I like to
do before I put it in the oven is just
take a little bit of spray oil now I’ll
just spray it over them and that way the
oil will kind of let it get a little bit
fried almost but like in the oven
obviously since you’re making that so
now we’re just gonna put it in the oven
and now they’re just gonna sit there for
about 15 minutes on each side 15 20
minutes on each side so this is how they
look at when they’re done I just have
the rest of them baking in the oven so
in total I made 20 burgers how delicious
do they look I’m actually gonna make one
right now for lunch and I’ll show you
guys how it looks once it’s made and
there it is how yummy
does this look you guys you have to have
to have to try these hazelnut vegan
burgers so YUM so that’s pretty much it
I hope you guys enjoyed seeing how I
make the hazelnut vegan burgers I’m
gonna end this little vlog here I just
pretty much wanted to show you guys this
recipe thank you guys for watching and I
will see you guys in my next video okay
so before I actually go I realized that
I didn’t get to show you guys what the
inside of the burger looks like so that
is what it looks like so yummy I’m
literally watching gossip girl right now
season 4 episode 6 as I eat this okay
now I’m ready bye guys


COOK & MEAL PREP WITH ME: Vegan Burgers!


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