The Veggie Cook
Add kick to that veggie burger
This tasty version has millet, oats and whole wheat and a blend of savory spices
Power meal: This meatless wonder is a tasty burger with millet, oats and whole wheat perked up with a blend of savory spices. (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)
But this tasty version has millet, oats and whole wheat perked up with a blend of savory spices.
The oats swell in water and become sticky, which helps hold the burgers together without eggs, especially good for anyone concerned about cholesterol. The millet adds a nice, nutty flavor.
If you have trouble finding whole millet at your supermarket, look for it at a natural foods store.
Prep: 30 minutes
Cook: 1 hour 5 minutes
Makes: 9 burgers
1/2 cup millet, rinsed
1 1/2 cups water
3/4 cup rolled oats
4 slices whole wheat bread, no crust, torn into large pieces
1 large rib celery, cut into large chunks
1 medium onion, cut into large chunks
2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 tablespoon fresh
1/2 teaspoon each: sea salt, ground cumin, chili powder, paprika