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
Curried Quinoa & Adzuki Bean Burger Wraps
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!
First bite… not sure yet (Friend is NOT amused with these burgers!)
He likes them!! YES!!!! (Friend still not amused)
“Hey if you don’t want your burger, I’ll eat it…”
“No really… TAKE IT!”
Yummy! (Friend still not amused)
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
Cooking spray (I use the spectrum brand) or a scant amount of coconut oil for sauteeing and grilling
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. Sautee 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 spray a skillet or pan with coconut oil. Cook for five minutes over medium heat, flip, and continue to cook for another five minutes or so.
Add cooked quinoa, onion, chickpea flour, and aduki 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.
Spoon mixture into hot pan and smash a bit to resemble burgers
When burgers are done, let cool a bit then assemble your wrap. I did this order: collard green. hummus, burgers, mango chutney, avocado then lentil sprouts. Ready to wrap!
Pretty little wrap!
Time to eat!