I’ve wanted to try veggie burgers for some time but I’ve always found that there were too many ingredients, or ingredients not readily available at my local grocery store. I read a whole bunch of recipes and came up with this one. I don’t know about you, but I hate trying to track down a bunch of ingredients you can only buy at whole foods. These turned out quite yummy! Next time I make them I might add a few more spices, like Chilli Flakes!!
1 can organic chickpeas
1/4 cup Quinoa
Turmeric to taste
Cumin to taste
Salt and Pepper
2 Garlic Cloves
1/4 cup of brown rice flour (or any kind of organic gluten free flour)
Here’s what I did: I boiled the Quinoa in water until soft, steamed the yam until soft and boiled the chickpeas until soft. In a large bowl I mashed all the softened foods in with the garlic, herbs and spices. I stirred in the flour until the mixture is thick and not wet.
Once the mixture is mashed and mixed well, I scooped out and patted down a few patties on a baking sheet drizzled with olive oil. I cooked at 350 degrees fahrenheit until golden brown one the bottom, then I flipped them until the other side was golden brown.
Because these are burger patties, you can really do whatever you want with them. This time I made a salad to go with it. The ingredients I used were grape tomatoes, cucumber, avocado and mango with a lime and olive oil dressing.
What I love about foods like this is that my taste buds are satisfied, my hunger is sated but I don’t feel big or bloated. In fact I feel like I could go for a run just after I eat! And the ingredients are so simple I can’t justify getting anything else because ‘cooking is too hard’. If you want them a little crispier, fry them in a little olive oil. Spicier? Chili flakes. Sweeter? Maybe pineapple? These patties didn’t fall apart on me at all and they stayed good for a few days!!