Tips and tricks for making the best soy burgers
It’s almost peak grilling season once again and that means it’s also time to stock up on soybeans and bring out your best soy burger recipe to show off during your next backyard get-together or barbecue.
However, to make sure you put your best foot – or patty – forward when firing up the grill, you may want to try these tips and tricks for making the best soy burgers. Once you’ve got these strategies up your sleeve, your soy burgers are bound to please everyone who is lucky enough to enjoy them.
So, let’s not waste another moment. Here is what you need to do to make sure you make the best soy burger possible every time.
Don’t buy premade patties – make your own
For starters, you need to realize that in order to make the best soy burger ever, one that is delicious as well as nutritious, you really should make your own patties rather than heading to the store to purchase any of the premade varieties.
Why? It’s simple. Homemade, DIY soy burgers that you make yourself taste better and they are better for you. To truly enjoy soy burgers, you would be wise to find a good soy burger recipe and form your own patties in your kitchen rather than skip this step by purchasing anything that’s been premade.
In fact, the reason why many people switch from beef burgers to veggie burgers is that they are advertised as healthier for you. In some cases, this can be true. However, if you are comparing nutritional value of a soy burger that you can get at a restaurant or a store, you may be surprised that these often have just as many or even more calories, fat content and sodium.
That’s right, not all veggie burgers or soy burgers are all that healthy, let alone any better for you than beef burgers.
But soy burgers that you have made yourself can in fact be a much healthier option.
Use high-quality, non-GMO soybeans for burger patties
The next best tip to make sure you are ready to prepare top notch soy burgers is to use only the best soybeans when you are forming your own patties at home. For one, this ensures your burgers will carry with them all the health benefits that are attributable to soybeans in general, a topic that we’ll get to here in a bit.
But if you want a soy burger that tastes great, then you need to make sure your homemade patties contain high-quality, delicious and nutrient-rich soybeans. The best way to do this is look for organic, non-GMO soybeans.
Get the right recipes
There are many, many excellent soy burger recipes out there that we could spend all day going over and sharing. However, what’s more important is that you find the recipe that works best for you – and for those you are feeding.
If you need a starting point, then you can check out this blog post we put together last summer. It’s got three soy burger recipes that we think have a good chance of being a hit for you this grilling season.
Use the right combination of ingredients
Aside from taste, the best soy burgers have a good mouthfeel to them. You can accomplish this by making sure your patties have the right combination of ingredients. If you have a grain on hand, such as barley, farro or even rice, then consider adding these to your recipe for a better texture.
You can even add different types of veggies and beans to your patties. Of course, all veggies and beans should be cooked ahead of forming patties and grilling in order to make sure they stick together better.
You should also keep in mind that patties should be allowed to rest so that they don’t fall apart once placed on the grill.
Fry the patties in a pan for easier grilling
Presentation is important – even for at-home chefs and grill masters.
If you’ve let your patties rest and are still finding that they tend to want to fall apart, then you can fry them in a pan. This will make them easier to grill.
Simply add a little bit of oil to the properly sized pan and then fry them until they’ve become more whole.
Tell everyone the health benefits of homemade soy burgers
Are you encountering soy and veggie burger skeptics who are knocking them before they even take a bite? Let them know about all the health benefits that are associated with soybeans and soy-based products.
First and foremost, soy contains an amount of protein that is comparable to protein found in other products that you might cut out of your diet in order to make room for more soy.-based foods. Soy protein also includes all nine essential amino acids that your body cannot produce on its own, meaning you have to get these important amino acids from your diet.
Then there are all those vitamins, minerals and nutrients that are present in anything made from soybeans. This would include a range of different B vitamins, fiber, potassium, magnesium and more.
We should also include here the well-known fact that consuming more soy products can help lower your risk of heart disease. Soy is simply a better choice for your heart because it is naturally has none of the cholesterol that can lead to heart problems.
Finally, any product that contains soy also has isoflavones, which is a type of estrogen that is found in plants. Thanks to isoflavones, introducing and maintaining a certain level of soy in one’s diet can have a positive effect for women experiencing menopause. Isoflavones can help reduce many symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes.
But isoflavones are beneficial to anyone, not just women. They, too, help soybeans boost your heart health and could possibly put you at a lower risk for heart disease.
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