Beautiful, tasty and healthy vegan burgers with a gluten-free option!
These vegan burgers are so much of a joy to watch that it’s a shame to actually put them in your mouth. But I promise you won’t be disappointed once you do!
I made these burgers with whole-wheat flour, but you can substitute that with buckwheat flour to get completely gluten-free burgers. Spelt flour works well too.
The burgers are based on millet, a grain very popular in eastern Europe but large ignored in most of the western world, even though it’s gluten-free, extremely healthy and super tasty when prepared well. It’s very high in iron and vitamin B and, besides burgers, it can be used to make puddings and other types of desserts.
Serve your burgers with bread, vegetables, sauces, or anything of your choice, for example Kasia’s awesome sweet potato fries
1/4cupwhole-wheat flouror buckwheat flour for the gluten-free version
2tbspdark soy sauce
1tspginger powdercan be fresh too
1/2tspcayenne pepperor half this amount
salt and pepper
Peel the beetroots. Cook the millet. Rinse it well under running water before boiling (otherwise the millet will have a bitter taste). Boil in lightly salted water (2 1/2 cups of water for 1 cup of millet) on a low fire for 15 minutes, until the water is gone. Let it chill for a bit.
Heat the oven to 200 degrees celsius.
Grate the beetroot rather thickly. Chop the onion really finely. Chop the parsley and also the garlic very finely or shred it with a grater or garlic press. Roast the sunflower seeds on a dry frying pan.
Put everything into a large bowl and mix well. It is advisable to use gloves or tools for mixing as beetroots tend to leave rather stubborn stains on your hands.
Form burgers with your hands and transfer these onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper. You can sprinkle some extra sesame on top.
Bake the burgers for around 30-40 minutes, heating both up and down. Then carefully flip them over onto the other side and grill them for another 5 to 10 minutes.
Serve with grilled bread, vegetables, sauces or however you prefer.