I was looking up online for vegetarian or vegan burger recipes, and I found quite a few ideas. I decided to use the inspiration and make my own version.
I knew I would need some kind of grain, and I chose millet, which I boiled before hand and let it cool down. I knew I also needed a vegetable, and because I had red beetroot, I used that: one small red beet root, grated.
I sauteed some finely chopped onion in a pan, just until golden. I placed in a bowl the beet root, the onion, the boiled millet, and I added some oatflakes, ground flaxseeds, sesame seeds, salt, spices, and one beaten egg. Among spices: pepper, sweet paprika, rosemary, parsely and dill. Oh yes, almost forgot, the finely chopped garlic.
I made burgers, placed them in a greased pan and baked them on medium heat for about 30 min. The truth is, I lost my patience, they weren’t cooking as fast as I hoped, so after 15 min I took some of them out and fried them on low heat, covered, both sides, and they were done in 10 min, and looked better than the ones made in the oven.
I served it on grain bread, with cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, and an avocado sauce.
For the avocado sauce I mashed an avocado with a bit of lemon, vinegar, olive oil and salt.
I tastes delicious, the perfect burger, honestly!
Ingredients for 8 burgers:
one small onion
2-3 garlic cloves
one spoon flax seeds – ground – optional
one spoon sesame seeds – optional
2 cups boiled millet
one cup rolled oats
one egg beaten
pinch of salt
one large beetroot grated or two small ones
spices: dill, parsley, rosemary, paprika
For the avocado sauce:
juice of one small lemon
one teaspoon apple cider vinegar
pinch of salt
one clove of garlic finely minced and crushed – optional
pepper – optional
one spoon of olive oil