I've made a recipe out of the book i've won today. The recipe says it serves 4, but I made 5 burgers and one of them was larger than the rest, so you could feed 5. According to the book the cost of ingredients is £2.50, cost per 4 serving 63p, so will be cheaper as its serves 5. Now the cost of tofu has gone up recently and food costs do vary depending on if you use organic etc. This isn't the cheapest vegan burger around. You could make a tofu or a chickpea burger, rather than a tofu and chickpea burger, but I must say they are delicious, so worth the extra cost to me. I served with new potatoes, veg and gravy today, but the other 2 will go in wholemeal rolls with salad tomorrow. These can also be frozen or cooked in advance. Why not double the recipe and freeze some for later.
1 tin chickpeas, drained (if you cook from dried this will lower the cost)
250g firm tofu
1 onion, finely chopped (there was no mention of size, I used a medium organic one!)
1-2 glove garlic, crushed
1 chilli, finely chopped (now i used chilli powder and clearly not enough, as my burgers were not spicy as the title says, next time I will add more)
1 celery stick, finely chopped (I omitted this, as I don't like celery)
1 tsp tomato puree
1 tsp garam masala
splash of soy sauce
seasoning to taste
1 tbsp home-prepared wholemeal breadcrumbs (I used a whole slice as they needed it)
1 tbsp oats (I used 2, as I wasn't going to use bread, but it needed more, so the bread went in)
Mash chickpeas and tofu together. Fry onion, garlic, chilli, and celery. Add chickpea/tofu.
Add tomato puree, garam masala, soy sauce and seasoning. Stir well then add oats and breadcrumbs. Mix and form into balls on a floured surface (no mention of what flour, so I used wholemeal self raising as thats what I had, I guess any flour would do), then flatten into burger shapes. If not using straight away, pop in fridge or freeze with parchment inbetween each burger. Grill or lightly fry in olive oil. Cook for 4-5 minutes on each side until golden.