Can't have a casual dining place without the perfect burger. This one came pretty close, and was "...pretty f*ing good, dude..." as my seitan-hating hubby declared.
But the perfect burger is but a matter of opinion, and is based not only on the patty (although that's pretty important), but also on all the accoutrements.
What do you like on YOUR burger?
Mine had avacado, grilled onion, extra tomatoes, creamy mustard slaw, and melted Daiya cheddar (which tastes more like American to me)... Heaven on a toasted bun.
But getting back to the all-important patty, this one consisted of a base of vital wheat gluten, TVP, and mushrooms, and was seasoned with what I'll call a "condensed flavoring gravy." This had an incredible "beefy" flavor, but there was still a slight wheat gluten aftertaste- which I find unpleasant. Most people who like the taste of meat (ok, animal flesh) will care about this, but if you've never had meat before or don't really remember because it's been decades, then this burger would probably blow you away!
Anyway... if any of you would like to try my new and improved recipe, as well as "Hot Dog v.2" and others, I'm still looking for a few more TESTERS.