Let me start off by saying, there is an INSANE amount of imitation bacon bits in this recipe! BUT, don't fret, just make your own! Seriously, though, what's a BLT without a ton of bacon?
Ingredients (makes 4 HUGE burgers)
1 cup vital wheat gluten flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup imitation bacon bits
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup diced tomatoes
1/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tbsp steak sauce
2 tbsp ketchup
2 medium ripe avocados
at least 4 leaves of lettuce (I like green leaf)
Mix together flours, bacon bits, garlic powder, onion powder and pepper. In a separate bowl, mix together tomatoes, oil, steak sauce and ketchup. Add wet to dry and knead together until uniformly mixed. Let sit 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prep a baking sheet by lining with parchment or a silicone baking sheet.
Divide mixture into 8 equal pieces, and flatten each piece. Place 1/2 of one avocado, mushed, into the center of 4 of the flattened pieces.
Sandwich with the remaining four pieces and seal the edges.
Bake, covered in foil, for 20 minutes, flip and bake an additional 15 minutes. Serve on a toasty bun with a schmear of vegan mayo and, of course, a nice leaf of crispy lettuce!
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