You’re probably saying adzuki what? That’s what I said when I first heard about these little red beans. Burgers are a staple in our house lately (easy finger food for our 1-year old) and I’m always up for a new bean so I added some to my last Nuts.com order. To be honest, these burgers came out a little bland so I decided to spruce them up a bit with a few toppings and WALAH… YUMMY GOODNESS!!! Okay… enough with the caps lock, you get the picture 😉
Both of our kids love these burgers smeared with a little hummus and topped with chopped avocado. I prefer the wrap thing myself. My best friend came over for dinner with her nephew a few nights ago when I served these burgers… he wasn’t a fan but our son was happy to eat his share!
LOL!!! Had to share those pics, they’re too funny! Okay… onto the burger recipe.
NOTE: Once you make the burgers, here are the ingredients I used to make the wraps:
* Collard Greens – pick larger ones for wraps
* Mango Chutney (from Trader Joe’s)
* Plain Hummus (I make my oil-free hummus or use Trader Joe’s Mediterranean Hummus in a pinch)
* Lentil Sprouts (See my sprouting post)
Original burger recipe from Choosing Raw… great site!!!
Curried Quinoa and Adzuki Bean Patties (vegan, gluten free, soy free)
Makes 6-8 Burgers
1/2 cup quinoa, dry
1 3/4 cup cooked adzuki beans (I buy mine from Nuts.com – $3.99/lb for organic)
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4-1/2 cup chickpea flour
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
Black pepper to taste
1. Bring 1 cup water to boil and add the quinoa. Lower heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes WITHOUT OPENING THE LID! Remove from heat and let sit, fluff with a fork.
2. Water or broth sauté the onion till golden and tender.
3. When quinoa is done, add quinoa, onion, chickpea flour, and adzuki beans to a food processor. Pulse quickly until the mixture is forming a dough that is uniform and sticks together, but still has some texture. Add spices and pulse a few more times to incorporate. If at any point you feel as though you’re overprocessing, you can transfer the bean and quinoa mixture to a bowl and mix with your hands!
4. Shape mixture into six patties and add to cast iron or non-stick pan. Cook for five minutes over medium heat, flip, and continue to cook for another five minutes or so.Tags: Black pepper, coconut oil, collard greens, Collard Wraps. Quinoa Burgers, Cook, Home, olive oil, onion, quinoa