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Recipe: Survival Burger

Description: A convenient snack for the explorer. 

Game ingredients: Bread, Eggplant, Cave Carrot

This recipe restores 125 energy, 50 health, and gives a +3 Foraging bonus. It can be obtained from gaining Level 3 Foraging and sells for 180g. 

Difficulty: Easy, 45 minutes. Serves 6-8.

I think the implication of this recipe is that it’s a vegetarian burger, so I made it as such (then again, you can’t eat your farm animals in the game).

-½ of a 540mL can of black beans, drained and rinsed
-⅓ bell pepper (any colour)
-½ onion
-3 slices large eggplant
-2 carrots
-2 cloves garlic
-2 tablespoons green onion
-1 egg
-½ tablespoon chili powder
-½ teaspoon paprika
-½ tablespoon cumin 
-1 tablespoon salt
-1 ½ cup bread crumbs

In a medium mixing bowl, mash the black beans with a fork until it resembles a paste (it wont be entirely pasty because the skins will still be present). Peel and slice the carrots, finely chop up the green onion, slice the garlic cloves, and then chop up the eggplant, bell pepper, and onion into small pieces. 

Run the carrots, eggplant, pepper, onion, and garlic through a food processor until finely chopped, and then turn out the contents into the bowl. Combine the whole mixture together. 

Crack the egg into the bowl and add the spices. Mix until evenly distributed, and then add the bread crumbs. You may need more or less breadcrumbs depending on how wet/dry the mixture is, so I recommend adding half a cup of breadcrumbs at a time and stirring it in so you don’t add too much. 

(Pre-breadcrumb mixture.)

Take a small amount in your hands and roll it into a ball to test how well it holds together. If it easily crumbles from having added too many breadcrumbs, add more mashed black beans and a few teaspoons of water. Form the mixture into patties. Large ones will make about 6-8, smaller ones will make about 10-12. 

Grease a baking sheet and place the patties on it, and then bake in a 375°F oven for 12-15 minutes, depending on size. Take the baking sheet out, flip the patties over, and bake them for another 15 minutes. 

Prepare your Survival Burger with all of your favourite fixings. The mix of vegetables is certainly unique but it’s definitely good.



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