Grain Burgers

Recipe by KateL
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READY IN: 21mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4 burgers
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • TOAST SEEDS AND SPICES:.
  • Toast the sesame seeds for 2 minutes in a hot skillet, taking care not to burn them.
  • Add the coriander, cumin, and chile powder and cook for 10 seconds longer, so that all spices are aromatic. Turn onto a plate to cool.
  • PREPARE BEAN MIXTURE:.
  • In a large bowl, mash the beans with a potato masher or fork, then add the rice and 1/3 cup wheat germ.
  • PREPARE SCALLIONS AND GARLIC:.
  • In a medium skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, and add the scallions, garlic, and toasted spices.
  • Cook until softened, then remove from heat and add to the mashed bean mixture.
  • PREPARE BURGERS:.
  • Add salt and pepper to the mashed bean mixture, and mix well with hands.
  • Shape into four 3/4-inch thick patties.
  • Pour remaining 1/3 cup wheat germ on a plate, and press patties in it, coating both sides.
  • Grill, broil, or saute patties for about 3 minutes per side, or until nicely golden.
  • Serve burgers on pita breads, or buns, topped with tomato slices and lettuce or spinach leaves.
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