Savoury Vegetarian Burgers

- (Forced through a press)
- (Several grindings freshly)
- (Ground black pepper)
- (Assorted condiments)
- 1 cup cabbage (finely chopped green )
- 1 cup carrot (finely grated )
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 garlic (md clove peeled and)
- 1/3 cup green onion (minced )
- 2 tablespoon parsley (finely minced )
- 4 teaspoon olive oil ( divided)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
- 4 ham ( buns, toasted)
- 4 teaspoon mix (taco seasoning )
- 2 tablespoon nutritional yeast
- 3/4 pound tofu (firm )
- 1/4 cup wheat ( germ)
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tablespoon ketchup
1. Drain the tofu and slice thinly. Place on a paper towel-lined baking sheet and a couple of cans to weight down. Let drain for 45 minutes. 2. In a nonstick skillet heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Add the onion, carrot, cabbage and garlic; saute 5 minutes. Cool slightly. 3. Process the drained tofu in a food processor until creamy. Add the flour, yeast, ketchup, parsley, sesame seeds, taco seasoning, cayenne, salt and pepper; process until smooth. Add the vegetables and process until the vegetables are finely chopped and incorporated. 4. Form the mixture into 4 patties and dredge in wheat germ. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the burgers and cook 5 minutes. Turn and add another teaspoon oil; continue cooking 4 minutes, or until heated through. (Serve on toasted buns with condiments.) Note: Nutritional yeast can be found in health food stores. If unavailable substitute 2 tablespoons wheat germ. From Gemini's MASSIVE MealMaster collection at Makes 4 Burgers

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