Carrot/nut/bean burger

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Total Time
20 mins
10 mins

My adaptation of one in Vegetarian Planet by Didi Emmons. I like the colour and hearty flavour of this. It's a really satisfying substitute for meat in a burger. You may use canned beans which cuts down on production time.

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  1. Saute onions and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until translucent.
  2. Do not brown.
  3. Add coriander and cumin and cook 2 more minutes.
  4. If using mushrooms, add and saute 5 minutes more.
  5. Put the onion, mushroom,spice mixture in a large bowl and add the grated carrots, nuts, parsley, salt (or miso) and pepper.
  6. Process the rice and beans until pureed.
  7. Add to the bowl.
  8. If using tofu, add to the bowl now.
  9. Mix the works gently with your hands (yes, your hands) to distribute the ingredients evenly.
  10. Don't pound or mush.
  11. Dust your hands well with flour and form the mix into six generous patties, squeezing firmly.
  12. In a large iron skillet, heat the rest of the oil on medium.
  13. Without crowding them, cook the patties for 4 minutes on each side or until deep golden brown.
  14. Serve immediately.