Friday, September 24, 2010

Vegetarian Burger Recipe - Ingredients And Directions To Make The Perfect Veggie Burger

This vegetarian burger recipe is not only vegetarian and vegan, but also one of the simplest recipes for veggie burgers. It uses millet, which is a grain that is perfect for making patties. It gets very sticky and soft when fully cooked and binds the burgers together nicely. The beets also dye their lovely red color into the millet.

You'll want to use lots of fresh herbs for these burgers, and if you can't find mint try some fresh basil instead.

This recipe will make 10 burgers.

Vegetarian Burger Recipe Ingredients

Vegetarian Burger Recipe Ingredients

1 cup (dry measure) millet
2 beets (1 1/2 cups)
2 Tbsp fresh mint
Sea salt
1 Tbsp untoasted sesame oil or olive oil

Vegetarian Burger Recipe Directions

Start by preparing the millet for cooking, and rinse it with water then drain, to remove any dust or dirt. Add 2 cups water for every 1 cup millet, sprinkle a bit of sea salt in the water, and bring it to a boil. Let it boil for a couple of minutes, then turn the heat down to low and simmer, for about 20 minutes. When it gets dry and fluffy, the millet is fully cooked. Don't stir the millet while it is cooking.

Grate the beets and mix them into the cooked millet in a large bowl or your cooking pot. Stir through the chopped mint and salt, then stir to combine it all.

If you want to bake the veggie burgers, add the sesame or olive oil to the mixture, and stir it through You may want to use your hands at this point. Form the mixture into burgers, and place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Bake for 20-25 minutes at about 350 degrees F in a preheated oven.

If you prefer to fry your veggie burgers, do not add the oil to the mix. Heat a pan to medium, add a teaspoon of oil and place the burgers in, rubbing a bit of the oil on the base of each. Allow them to cook for 5-7 minutes, until they are golden brown on one side, then flip, again getting a bit of oil on the base. Allow them to cook again on this side for 5-7 minutes.

To watch a free video of me making this vegetetarian burger recipe, so I can show you the exact techniques that will make the perfect veggie burger, go to

Heather Nauta is a registered holistic nutritionist who teaches you how to live a healthy vegan/vegetarian lifestyle, including how to get proper nutrition, enough protein, vitamin b12 and other minerals, and how to make an amazing variety of simple, fast healthy recipes that taste incredible for you and your family.

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