It's easy to adapt this to a vegan, gluten-free diet. The egg and bread crumbs can be replaced with just over half a cup of grain mix (I used a mix of oats, brown rice, soybeans, millet and sorghum, but any of these on their own would probably do) and a splash of unflavored rice or soy milk. I like making them much smaller and serving them as vegetarian party food with various dips and grilled plantains on the side. A barbecued version would probably work great!
The basic recipe is delightfully easy and I didn't experience the problem that so many reviewers commented on of the burgers falling apart, possibly because I didn't use a food processor. Automation can make it too easy to cross the boundary between chopping and liquification, especially if you're using anything from a tin. I've certainly found that when making falafel - which uses comparable ingredients - so I stayed away from the machine from the outset. It's more work, but (at least for me) has more predictable results and looks prettier!
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It's easy to adapt this to a vegan, gluten-free diet. The egg and bread crumbs can be replaced...