If you thought veggie burgers are soggy and tasteless, wait to try these jackfruit patties, and you'll have a change of heart, promised! After the success of our jackfruit nuggets, we decided to use this versatile fruit to make a delicious vegan burger with a Thai twist.
We made the patty dough with canned green jackfruit, mushrooms, and spring onions, all spiced with red chillies, garlic, and ginger. Then, we shaped the dough into thick burgers and baked them in the oven. The result is incredibly meaty patties full of texture and flavour, sure to make you come back for more.
Veggie burgers are a blessing for those on a plant-based diet or looking for a healthier alternative to meat-based ones. They have fewer fats, more fibres, and zero cholesterol, but still plenty of nutrients. We balanced our vegan patty recipe with ground flaxseeds, nutritional yeast, and olive oil for extra proteins, omega-3, vitamin B-12, and unsaturated fats.
Jackfruit is a staple ingredient in various cuisines in South East Asia, like in India and Thailand. The young green fruit has a neutral taste, and it takes on the flavours of the ingredients it's combined with. You can find jackfruit pieces canned in brine or water; they look similar to artichoke hearts.
The fleshy texture of jackfruit makes this versatile ingredient the perfect choice for meat-free burgers and nuggets. In our recipe, we combined it with wholemeal flour to add more structure and thickness to the patties. If you're on a gluten-free diet, you can swap the flour with other alternatives like almond meal, oat, or buckwheat flour.
One of these delicious jackfruit patties has less than 200 calories, and it covers 20% of your RDI of proteins, 35% RDI of fibres, and only 5% RDI of saturated fats. Stuff it in a fluffy burger roll with lettuce, tomatoes, hot sauce, vegan mayo, and get ready to bite into the best vegan burger ever!