Millet Veggie Burgers

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger, healthy, vegetable
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 7
Calories: 170 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore

A healthy, veggie-packed burger alternative!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry millet (soak in water overnight, and rinse well)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 large onion , finely chopped
  • 3 cups arugula (or dark green of choice)
  • 2 stalks celery , minced
  • 2 carrots , minced
  • 2 tsp . sea salt
  • 1 T . cumin
  • 1/2 tsp . chili powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups millet flour (or gluten-free flour of choice)

Instructions

  1. Add the 1 1/2 cups of water to a saucepan, and bring it to a boil. Add the (soaked and drained) millet, reduce heat to a simmer, and cover for 15-20 minutes until tender.
  2. In the meantime, preheat your oven to 400F and chop your veggies! (I recommend using a food processor to get a uniform consistency)
  3. In a large saute pan, cook the onion in a bit of coconut oil until translucent, then add the rest of your veggies. When they're tender, remove from heat, add the freshly cooked millet, and mix well.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large mixing bowl, and add all of the seasonings, followed by the millet flour. (You can make your own millet flour using a Vita-Mix.)
  5. This mixture may be rather moist, but don't worry. Simply scoop the dough with a 1/2 cup measuring cup, and plop it onto your baking sheet. I recommend lining a baking sheet with parchment paper for best results. Using your fingers, press the dough into burger-shaped patties, as shown above. Repeat until you have 7 similar patties.
  6. Bake at 400F for 10 minutes, then flip and bake for another 10 minutes, or until firm and crispy on the outside. Serve immediately, while they're still hot!