This is my attempt at the Impossible Burger Recipe, and I gotta say, it was pretty darn impressive – I mean look at it! Succulent, meaty, tender, pink, grilled and overall tasty as heck.
Faux meat has seen a massive revelation in 2020, with brands such as Impossible and Beyond bringing out foods that taste pretty much like meat in terms of texture, flavour, appearance – the lot. Now I’m not sure exactly how they’ve made anything. What I do know however is that they have hundreds of people researching and testing recipes out everyday using the latest news and technology…nothing of which I have at home. BUT, I do have a hot plate and an oven and so far it’s been adequate in helping my creations along. My finale isn’t as refined as these guys’, but my Impossible Burger attempt has nonetheless resulted in a pattie that is still bloody impressive!
So have your fries and shake ready, because you’re in for a nice little treat with this DIY fake meat hamburger.
Questions about this Impossible Burger Recipe
How to make Impossible Burger Recipe? For this Impossible Burger Recipe, you will need to freeze unrefined coconut milk in advance (keep it in the freezer until ready to use). Mix beetroot juice, blackstrap molasses and a drop or 2 of flavourless liquid iron supplement and set aside. In another bowl, add tempeh, textured soy protein, protein powder, yeast flakes and soy isolate. Add the beetroot juice mixture to this and combine well with hands. Next add xantham gum and continue to squeeze between fingers and mixing thoroughly. Add yeast flakes, garlic powder, miso paste and salt and continue mixing with hands. Remove coconut oil from freezer and grate or chop. Fold into the mince mixture, but be quick otherwise the coconut oil will begin to melt. Create patties with the mince and fry until golden on the outside, around 3 minutes each side. Serve in a burger bun with Tofu Bacon, Vegan Nacho Cheese, mayo and pickled gherkins.
Can you make the Impossible Burger at home? You can attempt to make the Impossible Burger at home, but as this recipe goes more by speculation, it is unlikely that I have covered every ingredient or process used by the guys at Impossible. So although this tastes and feels impressively like meat
What is the difference between refined and unrefined coconut oil? Unrefined coconut oil is has gone through less processing steps than refined coconut oil and tastes much more like the coconut itself. Refined coconut oil is more neutral and less coconut-tasting. The processing steps in this version have reduced the intensity of the coconut taste.
Is the Impossible Burger healthy? The impossible burger is a meat-free alternative to a regular beef burger. However, it is not necessarily healthy as it is still calorie-dense and does not provide a wide range of nutrients – though it is a good source of protein.
This Impossible Burger Recipe is…
Makes 8 patties
Impossible Burger Ingredients:
- 250ml beetroot juice
- 1-2 drops liquid iron supplement (optional)
- 1 tbsp blackstrap molasses
- 100g tempeh
- 100g textured soy protein (optional)
- 1 tbsp yeast flakes
- 50g (2 scoops) vegan protein powder
- 50g (2 scoops) soy isolate powder
- 1 tsp smoked salt
- 1 tsp soybean/white miso paste
- 1 tsp xantham gum + 2 tbsp water
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 100ml refined coconut oil frozen
- Oil to fry
- In a jug, combine the beetroot juice, iron supplement and blackstrap molasses.
- In a large bowl, place the tempeh, textured soy protein, yeast flakes, protein powder and soy isolate.
- Gradually pour over the beetroot juice mixture and mix everything thoroughly with your hands.
- Add the xantham gum paste and continue to mix with your hands, squelching in between palms of hands and fingers.
- Add the yeast flakes, salt, miso and garlic powder and mix again using hands.
- Now remove the coconut oil from the freezer and grate or chop into small chunks.
- Quickly fold into the meat mixture, ensuring the heat from your hands doesn’t melt the oil.
- Form into patties and shallow fry in hot oil for 2-3 minutes on either side.
Made this Recipe?
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Big Thanks to…
Impossible for their inspiration in helping me to create this recipe. You can find their products here.