Vegetarian “Beef” Burger | Adzuki Beans Veggie Burger
 
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This is a vegetarian, healthy recipe for adzuki beans veggie burger patties. This adzuki veggie burger is amazing and resembles very much the texture and taste of ground beef.
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Serves: 15+ adzuki burger patties
Ingredients
  • 150g adzuki beans, previously soaked for at least 5 hours (it is best to let them soak overnight)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 small carrot, grated
  • 6-7 young salad leaves, chopped
  • 2 Tbsps ground flax + 3 Tbsps water (or one large egg)
  • 2 Tbsps fresh chopped parsley
  • breadcrumbs or chickpea flour (you can also use regular wheat flour – you’ll need it if the composition is too moist)
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp thyme + ½ tsp ground coriander + ½ allspice or burger spices mix (optional – if you want it to taste even more like beef burgers you can add a spices mix, but be sure it's natural and additive-free – if you add spices mix you won’t need to add salt and pepper as it most likely already contains them)
Instructions
  1. Mix the ground flax and water in a small bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to thicken.
  2. Put the previously soaked adzuki beans in a pot and cover them with water. Let them boil for 40 minutes (or until tender) and don't forget to add 1 tsp baking soda in the water. This way the beans won't cause bloating and will get soft faster.
  3. When ready, drain very well the adzuki beans. Put them in a large bowl and using a vertical mixer, mash them a little. Not too much. Whole azuki beans give the burgers a very nice texture.
  4. Add chopped onion, parsley, grated carrot, salt, pepper, spices (or spices mix), egg/flax egg and chopped salad leaves. Blend them well together using a fork.
  5. Now, the composition has to be sticky and easy to shape the patties. If it is too moist you can add some breadcrumbs or chickpea/rice/soy flour. Start with 2 tbsps and add more if needed.
  6. Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan. 1tbsp of oil is enough. Make the burger patties and put them on the pan to cook. Let them cook about 2 minutes on each side.
  7. Serve with anything you like (tip: they’re great with mustard! yum!) .
Recipe by Gourmandelle | Vegetarian Blog at https://gourmandelle.com/vegetarian-beef-burger-azuki-beans-veggie-burger/