- 1kg millet
- 2.5ltrs water
- 1kg red onion
- 35g dried thyme
- 2tbsp garlic puree
- 150g dried forest mushroom
- 300g pumpkin seeds
- 120g carob powder
- 150g tamari
- 100g balsamic vinegar
- 2tbsp ginger powder
- 2tbsp cumin powder
- 4tbsp yeast extract
- 4 grated carrots
Burgers don’t have to be off the menu if you’re planning a healthy meal.
Mushrooms are similar in taste and texture to meat when cooked, so they are the perfect ingredient for a vegetarian burger that everyone will enjoy.
- Bring the water to the boil and add the millet. Cook, occasionally stirring until all of the water is absorbed. Take off the heat, cover the pan with a plate and put to one side.
- Finely chop the red onion and gently fry in a little olive oil with the thyme and garlic. Once fried, remove from the pan and place in a large bowl.
- Blend the seeds and mushrooms in a blender and add to the bowl of fried onion.
- Add the carob, ginger, cumin, tamari, balsamic vinegar, yeast extract and grated carrots to the bowl on friend onion and mix well.
- Add the millet to the mixture and mix well.
- Line 2 large baking sheets and brush with a little olive oil.
- Using a chefs ring, mould the mixture into burgers and place on the baking tray.
- Cook at 180°c for 30 minutes. Turn the burgers and cook for a further 10 minutes.
- Serve with a granary bun (or your choice of bread), mixed salad and your choice of sauce (salsa and chilli sauce work particularly well).
Publication date: 12 November 2019
This recipe is proposed for the commitment(s):
- Choose local, seasonal and organic vegetables
- Don’t waste bread
- Introduce vegetarian meals
- Make your own meals
- Reduce your food waste