I so love this recipe! I discovered it via a friend who recommended the Jadłonomia blog and cookery book to me. Those of you wanting to try plant based cooking both are full of amazing recipes and I wish either was available in English for all of you to enjoy. Who knows, maybe one day they will be. Luckily, I can serve as your translator and recipe tester for now. Win, win!
Back to the burger though. I have changed the list of ingredients a bit and I completely agree with Marta Dymek of Jadłonomia, these are the best veggie burgers out there. Some of you might be put off by the beetroot but trust me, beetroot is your next superfood so give it a go (you can always substitute beetroot with carrot or celeriac).
The burgers also contain millet which is a great source of copper, manganese, phosphorus, and magnesium. It is also made using sunflower seeds which are packed full of plant protein and vitamins. All are important components of a well balanced diet. The burgers are baked rather than fried which makes them super healthy. When was the last time you heard that about a beef burger?!
I have made these beauties quite a few times now. It’s up to you how much cayenne chilli pepper you would like to add, after all we all like various levels of spice in our food. The recipe makes 10-12 burgers, you can either half the recipe for a smaller batch or freeze them to enjoy on another day. Whatever the occasion these are a crowd pleaser. I can’t wait for you to try them!
beetroot and millet burger
makes: 10 - 12 burgers
prep and cooking time: 60 minutes
skill level: super easy
2 cups of cooked millet (1 cup of raw millet)
2 cups grated raw beetroots
1 finely chopped red onion
2 finely chopped cloves of garlic
1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/4 cup buckwheat flour (plain flour works too)
1/4 cup oil (I use grapeseed oil)
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. finely chopped parsley
1 tsp. dried coriander
1 tsp. ginger
1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne chilli pepper
salt and pepper to taste
preheat oven to 200°C
cook millet according to instructions on the packet
toast sunflower seeds
chop red onion and garlic (the finer the better)
in a large bowl combine all ingredients, mix thoroughly
shape the mixture into equally sized patties, pop them onto a paper lined tray
bake for 20 minutes, then turn each burger over and bake for another 5-8 minutes
serving suggestions: your favourite burger bun, vegan mayo, tomato, lettuce and some alfa alfa shoots, plus kale crisps or sweet potato fries on the side.