Who says a burger can’t be healthy?

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Who doesn’t love a burger? That was rhetorical, obviously! I have been in the kitchen creating my very own vegan burger and with the bounty of plant foods available I’m certainly not short of ideas and inspiration.  I have always enjoyed cooking and thought I was rather good at it, but it wasn’t until I became vegan that I actually learned how to cook. I’m hoping that my recipes will help inspire people who are new to Veganism and  families who are raising vegan children

Vegan burger
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 1 cup mixed beans
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup sweetcorn
  • 1 tbs mixed herbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tps paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • 2 tbs chickpea flour
  • 4 tbs water 
  • 2 tbs plain flour plus extra for forming burger
Instructions

Rinse quinoa, put in pan with boiling water and bring to boil on a medium heat, once boiling reduce heat and simmer until cooked, stirring occasionally. Cut onion and garlic finely and put in a bowl.

drain and rinse mixed beans, add to bowl along with sweetcorn, salt, pepper, mixed herbs, cumin, chilli flakes. Use a fork to mix the ingredients and mash beans.

Make a chickpea “egg”. Add chickpea flour with water until smooth then add to the bowl with flour and mix altogether.

Dust counter with flour and roll mixture into balls, use palm to flatten into burger shape and place on a plate in the fridge covered for 30 mins.
bake for 10-15mins at 200c

Details

Prep time: 40 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 55 mins Yield: 8 small burgers

 

Can be served with bun of choice, I served with avocado, sprinkled with sesame seeds, red onion, salad leaves, and tomato. Side dishes are cooked quinoa, and raw beetroot, carrot and sunflower slaw of which I will post a separate recipe, hope you enjoy.

 

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