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Monday, January 10, 2022

Copycat Recipe Slutty Vegan Burger




 A few weeks ago I was looking at an article about new restaurants opening in the Birmingham area and saw Slutty Vegan is supposed to be opening this year. Woo Hoo! An alternative burger joint is always a welcome thing and with a name like that, well to say the least, it's worth checking out. So I did a not so deep dive (It seems like everyone who has ever been there loves the place) here and decided it would most likely be somewhere we would try. My next trip was to a couple of Youtube videos where folks were making a copy cat version of their burgers. 

Serendipitously, Publix had Impossible Burger BOGO for the week. I figured the universe was directing me to give it a try, so naturally I did.

This is my take on the Fussy Hussy burger. I did not have access to Slut Sauce (their secret sauce) but I had The Pig's dipping sauce which looked similar, so we used that. (It was not vegan, but I am not vegan so it did not bother me that the sauce had egg yolk as an ingredient). I did buy vegan cheese, though, to keep things as accurate as possible.


1 pack Impossible Burger (serves 3)
Angelo's steak seasoning
Vegan cheese shreds
1 small onion, sliced
1 tomato, sliced
1/4 head iceberg lettuce, shredded
dill pickle chips
hamburger buns

Spray a non stick griddle with your favorite non stick spray (critical). Put the onion slices on the griddle to begin the caramelization process. You need to start this about 30 or so minutes before you plan on cooking the burgers. Cook on a medium low heat until the onions are soft and caramel colored. Remove from the griddle. Spray the pan again. Make 3 patties from the Impossible Burger. They will be very close to the same size once they are cooked so do not worry about much shrinkage. Season however you choose. Angelo's steak seasoning is my go-to beef seasoning. Put the patties on the griddle on a medium heat and begin the cooking process. I cooked them about 5 minutes, then flipped them to finish cooking for maybe 3 more minutes.  As soon as I turned them, I topped each burger with the vegan cheese shreds so it would melt on the burger. 
 
I put the buns (2) on the griddle along side the patties so they would toast a bit while the patties finished cooking. When everything was done I spread the sauce on the top and bottom of each bun then layered the cheese covered burger, onions and pickles on one side of the bun and the lettuce and tomato on the other.

This is very much like a beef burger, and was a delicious alternative to meat.  The consistency is the same as ground beef, the taste just slightly different but not anything to be off-putting. The only real con was that it was very messy. We wound up using a knife and fork after the first couple of bites. I did notice when looking at photos of people eating the real burgers, they were served in a paper lined foil wrap. I understand why now.

I can't wait until they open here! We will be in the first wave of customers! Yes it was that good!


27 comments:

  1. They looked and sounded GOOD. And I love the name. Perhaps Fussy Hussy could be retitled Mussy Hussy?

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    1. I love the name also. The story of the woman who opened Slutty Vegan is pretty interesting . I don't know if she came up with all the names for her sandwiches herself or not but I can't wait until the shop here opens.

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  2. Not so sure I'm anxious to try fake cow, but I love the names!

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    1. I don't look at it as fake cow, but rather restructured plants. It honestly was very good.

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  3. The best burgers are always messy. It's a rule. I haven't yet tried the meatless burgers but someday when my son isn't around I'll probably try them.

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    1. I have made black bean burgers and chick pea burgers which look good, see;ll good and taste fine, but the consistency always made it a no go with me. This was spot on for consistency and the taste was just a tiny bit different.

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  4. Great names! I'd love this burger-messy and full of sauce.

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    1. The names are fantastic. The burger was really good__and messy!

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  5. I often get a veggies burger if I get any kind of burger. If you put enough condiments on it, it's hard to tell the difference. This one looks good.

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    1. I had never tried Impossible burger before and it is by far the best meal substitute I had ever had.

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  6. I remember trying plant-based frozen patties a long time ago and not liking them (I think they were mostly mushrooms, which I don't like that much, anyway!); I haven't tried the newer versions. Interesting names! :)

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    1. I used to get Boca Burgers occasionally but to me they had a funny smell and taste. This impossible burger is a really decent alternative. I think the owner must hav a pretty quirky sense of humor to have come up with the names, but you have to admit they are catchy.

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  7. I have been wanting to make fake burgers. Maybe I will.

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    1. This past week Impossible burger was BOGO at Publix

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  8. This looks great! And I'm jealous that you have a Publix in your area. We first met Publix when we lived in Florida, and it's our favorite general grocery store, ever. Although St. Louis has two better than average supermarket chains (both local), not nearly as good as Publix.

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    1. Publix is great, plus we love all of those who work there, especially Celeste!

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  9. I haven't looked for Impossible burgers at the store, but next time I'll check it out. I've only had them at Burger King, where they tasted fine to me (though I have a funny feeling they cook them on the same griddle, so they might just have meat flavoring).

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. I have not had them at Burger King. I did cook them on a clean griddle pan and it did not taste exactly like beef, but it was certainly close enough and we really did enjoy it.

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  10. We tried impossible burgers tonight, and they were surprisingly good. I sauteed onions and mushrooms, but forgot the pickles. Let us know if you like the new restaurant.
    I'm going to try making your Taziki chicken soup this weekend. Thanks for the meal ideas. :)

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    1. I was amazed at how good they were. I'll be sure once it opens to do a restaurant review

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  11. i wonder what's in the impossible burger? maybe soy products ... I'm a bit conflicted about fake meat products. meat is meat and never the twain shall ... meet :-)

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    1. I had a pack in the freezer and it looks like it is a soy protein and potato protein base.

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  12. Wow, the food looks so yummy and tasty. After seeing the food photo I cannot resist my tongue. Very good captured along with the editing work. Anyways, which camera did you use to capture it? I’m also working with image post production platform for editing kind of stuff. Anyways very good sharing; please keep posting more. I’ll definitely visit your blog again. image post production

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