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"Unreal" Vegan Beef Burger

Updated: Jul 21, 2022

500 Calories Serves 4


10 Linda MCartynes Vegan Sausages

1 Medium Cooked Beetroot

1 Small Red onion

2 TSP Marmite

1 TBSP Tomato Ketchup

Pinch Black Pepper

4 Large Wholemeal Burger Buns

Salad and Sauces of your choice. I love BBQ and Sauce, onions and lettuce


Defrost the sausages and mash with a fork until its minced.

In a powerful blender put in the beet, onion, marmite, ketchup and pepper and blend until smooth.

Mix the blended ingredients with the sausages with a large spoon. Place in fridge to cool for 30 minutes. Once chilled mould into 4 patties.

Fry on a medium heat for 4-5 minutes each side.

Slice and Toast the bun and serve whichever way you like. Just make sure you fill it big with loads of salad. These are also great served with sweet potato wedges.


My Chef Training

I found the academic side of school very hard. Suffering from dyslexia it became apparent that the vocational side of life was my calling. This is where my love of food took the next step.

At 15, I found my love for cooking. Immediately my confidence grew and I was finally good at something. Excelling my year group with my culinary skills, at 16 I enrolled at the most prestigious catering college in the country, Westminster.

This had to have been one of the most challenging, fun and eye-opening experiences I had in the real world. Commuting from Sevenoaks to London, Monday to Friday, at 16 was thrilling but tiring. Our days in the kitchen started at 9am and finished at 5pm each day. I would then go and work in a kitchen as a paid chef from 6pm-10pm.

Weekends were a no-go. I would then work from 6.30am to 10pm every other weekend and study on alternate weekends. Welcome to the real life of a chef. Or lack of.

During my time at Westminster, I had opportunities to work at the Dorchester Hotel, Hilton Park Lane, City Rhodes, Houses of Commons and Marco Pierre White’s, Belvedere.

This experience helped a team of 6 chefs win the country's biggest catering competition, Toque D’or.

Daniel Welstead Plant Based Vegan Personal Trainer in Sevenoaks

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