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Gardenburger Original Veggie Patty Recipe
Gardenburger Original Veggie Patty
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Rating: 4.8 (8 reviews)
In the early eighties, at his Gardenhouse restaurant, Chef Paul Wenner created a unique meatless patty to replace hamburgers. The patty, which contained mushrooms, brown rice, onions, oats, and low-fat cheeses was dubbed Gardenburger and quickly became a hit. Soon, Wenner closed his restaurant and began to concentrate on marketing his meatless, low-fat creation to a hungry, health-conscious America. Today Gardenburger patties can be found in more than 35,000 food service outlets around the world, and in more than 20,000 stores.

Now you can make a surprisingly accurate clone of the real thing with the same type of ingredients Wenner uses. Most of the ingredients can be found at your local supermarket, although you may have to go to a health food store to get bulgar wheat. And if you jog over there, you can burn off what little calories you gain from this amazing kitchen clone.

Nutrition facts:
Serving size - 1 patty
Total servings - 6
Calories per serving - 135
Fat per serving - 3g
2 tablespoons bulgar wheat
1 pound white mushrooms, quartered
AD from NY  
Submitted on: 05/23/06
VERY difficult to work with. Mushrooms Really need to be squeezed well of all their juice. Next time, I will squeeze the mushrooms more, add a little rice flour and some kikoman soy sauce or ponzu. I did not add the salt. Kikoman sauces are more flavorful. Pretty good though. Just needs a little touching up to make it easier to work with. ALOT of prep time.
Submitted on: 10/01/05
The taste was WONDERFUL, although it did seem to disappear when covered with condiments. Also, it was a bit on the moist side. However, I am DEFINITELY going to be making this again, probably in large quantities (at about 3 hours of prep time, it's not something I'll want to make weekly). Bring on the awesome vegetarian recipes!
Wendy Hampton  
Submitted on: 08/28/05
Thanks for this recipe. I also took Chef Ricardo's suggestion of added soy sauce. Perfect! Thanks for the vegetarian recipe.
Chef Ricardo  
Submitted on: 08/25/05
I tried this last night and added a touch of low-salt soy sauce. It seemed to me to add more complexity. It was delicious.....Thanks.
Submitted on: 08/24/05
Another vegetarian saying thanks for the Garden Burger recipe - I'll be using this a lot!
Ila Scott-Ford  
Submitted on: 08/24/05
WONDERFUL. Thank you for great recipes that leave out the meat.
Submitted on: 08/24/05
This tastes just like the one you buy in the store.
Submitted on: 08/24/05
Thank you. I am a vegetarian and this will save me a lot of money in the long run. I wish you guys would do more vegetarian dishes. Thank you for being available to us :)