Staying in St. Anthony, Newfoundland for a month provided us with great opportunities to see icebergs and explore the beauty of the Great Northern Peninsula. However, the local food store challenged us in terms of finding ingredients to maintain our vegan lifestyle. After discovering early on that we would not reliably be able to purchase tofu (our go-to protein source for many meals) we had to brainstorm other possible substitutes. With tofu, tempeh, and black beans unavailable to work with we turned to canned garbanzo beans (chickpeas) which were stocked regularly on the local grocery store shelves. Thus becoming the inspiration for a new mealtime favorite that we affectionately refer to as St. Anthony Sliders. Served on homemade focaccia rolls with pickles, mustard, and ketchup these burgers taste great after a day of hiking or exploring the windy Newfoundland coastline. Enjoy!
540 ml can of Garbanzo Beans (chickpeas)
1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast (flakes)
1 Cup Fresh Bread Crumbs (We put a roll or a couple pieces of bread in the Cuisinart)
1/2 tsp Salt
1 1/2 tsp Dried Parsley
1 tsp Garlic
1/2 to 1 tsp Liquid Smoke (more if you like a real smokey flavor)
2 Tbs Oil (we have been using grapeseed oil but olive oil works well too)
– Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans and place in a food processor on high until they are in small pieces.
– Add all of the ingredients listed above in a large bowl and work together until well mixed.
– Form burger patties using your hands.
– Place on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
Focaccia Roll Recipe –
2 Cups Warm Water
2 Tbs Sugar
2 Tbs Yeast
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
2 tsp Salt
1 tsp Dried Oregano
1 tsp Dried Basil
5 Cups Unbleached White Flour
1 Cup Whole Wheat Flour
– Mix together water, yeast and sugar in a large bowl and allow to sit for a few minutes.
– Add remaining ingredients and stir/kneed together into a workable bread dough.
– Allow the dough to rise for about 45 minutes.
– After the dough has risen dump it out on a floured surface and cut it into 12 pieces which you will then form into your rolls.
– Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.