Father’s Day: Soyrizo Burgers and Chili Lime Roasted Potatoes

Apparently you are not a parent until the baby is actually born. I don’t believe this though. Our baby would not be growing inside me if it weren’t for us so I think we are entitled to a happy mother’s/father’s day sentiment. Even though that didn’t happen I wanted to at least acknowledge my baby daddy by making him a good dinner. I decided a form of burger and fries was fitting to celebrate a man day. Stereotype? Maybe, but it did the job! I got the idea to make soyrizo burgers from watching the Next Food Network Star and I figured they would be well paired with some Mexican-inspired potatoes. The recipe for the potatoes come after the burger recipe.

Note: I’m going to be a stickler and say you have to use the soyrizo I use because it is the best I have found. It is the most authentic looking and tasting that you can get. The brand is El Burrito Mexican Food Products, Inc. Click here to go to their website. Their store locator doesn’t work all that well but I hope you can find it. If not, make do with what is available to you.

Makes 6 to 8 burgers depending on the size you want.

Soyrizo Burger Ingredients:

  • 15 ounce can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 12 ounce package soyrizo (see note above)
  • 1 cup bread crumbs

For burger assembly:

  • Burger buns
  • Toppings of choice: green chili or salsa, lettuce or spinach, tomato, avocado or guacamole, non-dairy cheese, non-dairy sour cream, etc.

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl mash beans to a slightly chunky consistency.
  2. Add onion, garlic, and soyrizo. Mix.
  3. Add 1/2 cup of bread crumbs and mix. If you still need more add the other 1/2 cup. If you are still not able to form a patty add a little more.
  4. Form balls with mixture and flatten into a patty.
  5. Lightly coat a skillet with cooking spray and preheat over medium heat.
  6. Cook burgers 5 minutes on each side.
  7. Toast those buns and top burgers with whatever you please. We used green chili, spinach, tomato, and avocado.
  8. Get your munch on!

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Chili Lime Roasted Potatoes Ingredients:

  • 5 small to medium russet potatoes, cut into 1″ chunks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried cilantro
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place cut potatoes in a bowl.
  3. Add all other ingredients.
  4. Time to get your hands dirty! Mix everything using your hands and make sure all potatoes are evenly coated.
  5. Place potatoes in a single layer on the baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 40 minutes or until they become golden brown and crispy.

I thought I wouldn’t need to season the burgers since the soyrizo is already full of flavor. However, they did seem a little bland. Not to worry though, they tasted great with all of those nutritious toppings. I hope all the other fathers out there had a wonderful day yesterday, vegan or not.

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