Millet and bean burgers

One of the culinary success stories of this summer, are these easy millet & bean vegan burgers made with few, simple ingredients. By now you should already have guessed  at least two of them!
MilletgrainsMillet grains resemble quinoa, or couscous…lentoburger1lentoburger2I have served these burgers with different side-dishes, ranging from Asian style caramelised onions, to Greek-inspired cauliflower skordalia, both potential subjects of future posts. lentoburger3

For approx. 5 big/10 small burgers you will need:

100 ml of millet grains
230 g cooked white beans
2 tbsp oil
4 pieces (halves) of sun-dried tomatoes, finely cut
2 tsp dry mint
1 tsp dry dill
1 tsp parsley
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 tsp salt

Preparation:

  • Wash and strain the millet. Place it in a cooking pot with 300 ml of water and a hint of salt. Bring to boil. Let the millet soft-boil until it is done and all the liquid has evaporated, or turn off the stove,  place a towel between the pot and the lid and let the millet expand until all the water has been absorbed.  Set aside and let cool.
  • Process a bit less than half of the millet with the rest of the ingredients, using a (stick) blender. Mix in the remaining millet by hand.
  • Heat up a greased skillet. Take spoonfuls of the mixture with a tablespoon and form patties with your hands. Fry the burgers for about 3 min on each side until golden.
  • Ta-da!

 

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