Packed with sweet potatoes and mustard and plenty of spices, these burgers are easy to make ahead and full of great flavors.
By Robin Runner
Today I found myself with NOTHING on the calendar and decided to use my time wisely and get in the kitchen. I’ve been dying to make these burgers since I saw Matt Frazier’s No Meat Athlete make them and then YumUniverse take a stab at them as well in Heather’s cookbook. I put my own spin on them and they turned out great! The recipe yielded about 9 decent-sized burger patties. I will be freezing the extras for future – fast meal ideas.
- One can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 2 medium sized sweet potatoes, peeled, chopped and steamed
- 2 tablespoons of Dijon (I used Maille)
- 1 teaspoon of liquid smoke
- 1 tablespoon of Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon of Italian seasonings
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon of Psyllium husks (helps as a binding agent)
- 1 cup of gluten free rolled oats (I used Bob’s Redmill)
- ½ cup of cooked quinoa
- Olive oil for sautéing
- 3 spring onions, diced
- 1 stalk of celery, diced
- ½ of a yellow bell pepper, diced
- Into your food processor, add your chickpeas, sweet potatoes, Dijon, liquid smoke, seasonings, oats, quinoa and liquid aminos.
- In a sauté pan, add a drizzle of olive oil and once hot, add your onions, peppers and celery. Cook that for about 4 minutes, stirring often. Take your veggie mixture and add it to your food processor. Blend all of the ingredients by pulsing several times. You want it chunky and not a paste. Once achieved, get a platter ready and start making burgers with freshly washed hands (leave them a bit wet as it will make this process easier). Repeat until all of the burgers have been made. Then I sauté them in a pan with a bit of olive oil to brown the outsides. I remove and finish cooking in a 350 degree oven for 6-10 minutes to heat through OR freeze individually wrapped. To reheat – place on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until heated throughout.