Meatless Sliders

Makes about 20 sliders


4 cups whole wheat bread crumbs

1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds

2 cups grated carrots

1 cup finely chopped mushrooms (food processor works great for this)

4 Tbs. grated onion

1/2 tsp salt

1/8 tsp pepper

3 eggs, beaten

1/4 cup + 1 Tbs. milk

Olive oil for cooking

Sliced smoked Gouda Cheese

20 dinner rolls

Tamari reduction sauce (optional)

Place the nuts in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Combine the chopped nuts with the remaining ingredients and form into little burgers. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet until brown the burgers on all sides. Place a slice of cheese on each burger and heat until cheese melts. Place on buns and drizzle with the tamari reduction.

Tamari Reduction:

1 tbsp. grapeseed oil

1 tbsp. butter

½ cup mirin

½ tsp. tarragon

½ tsp. black pepper

½ tsp. Pollen Ranch Fennel Pollen

3 tbsp.aged tamari soy sauce

Place skillet over medium heat. Add grapeseed oil and butter to skillet and heat. Add the mirin, turn heat up to medium high and cook until sticky bubbles form. Lower heat to medium and add tarragon, pepper and fennel pollen. Add tamari and continue to cook another 5- 10 minutes until the sauce becomes thick and a little syrup-y.