Vegetarian Burger Recipe
Millet Patties

Here’s a great recipe for light and delicious vegetarian burgers made of millet, with a delicious sauce to go over them! Enjoy!

Millet Patties

Light yet satisfying. Great for snacking or lunch.

Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Baking time: 20-30 minutes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

 

Serves: 5 (8-10 patties)
All Year

Bring to a boil and simmer until all water is absorbed:
    1 cup millet (rinsed 3 times)
    4 cups water

Cover and set aside.

While millet is cooking, saute until onions are golden brown:
    2 tablespoons canola or sunflower oil
    1 cup onions, minced
    1 clove garlic, peeled and minced

Add and saute for 3 minutes:
    1 cup carrots, peeled and grated

In a separate bowl, combine:
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon dried dill weed
    1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
    1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced
    1/4 cup sunflower seeds, roasted
    1/2 cup bread crumbs or 1/2 cup cooked rice

Add cooked vegetables and millet to the bowl, and mix well.

Make patties place on oiled baking tray, and bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes. (A 10 X 15” baking tray can hold 8 patties.)

Serving idea: Serve with steamed vegetables and Tahini Sauce or Mushroom Gravy.


Tahini Sauce

Thick and hearty sauce–great on Stuffed Cabbage, Vegetable Pasties, and Patties (Rice, Millet, or Tofu).

Preparation time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

 

Makes: 1 cup
for Spring, Autumn, Winter

Sauté in a pot until onions are golden:
    3 tablespoons canola or sunflower oil
    1 small onion, minced
    2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated

Add:
    1/3 cup raw tahini
    1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
    2 tablespoons tamari or Bragg Liquid Aminos
    1 tablespoon maple syrup
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Stir with a wooden spoon and simmer for 5 minutes. Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth. Add salt to taste. Before serving, mix into the sauce:
    1/4 cup fresh parsley or fresh dill, minced

Variation:
After blending all the ingredients in food processor, add 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms that have been sautéed in olive oil.

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