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Simple Burgers

        Because I prefer to make life easy...
 I like to keep my burger (& bhaji) recipes as simple as possible, so the method is pretty much the same every time & it's just the ingredients which change.There are so many different combinations to choose from & it can be a good way of using up leftovers...


Basically, I use the same amount of pulses or nuts to grain, so in this recipe I used 200g cooked chickpeas & 200g breadcrumbs. As well as a large courgette, 2 carrots, 2 red conions & 4 cloves of garlic.
Chop the veg & fry in water for about 10 minutes until soft, I added a teaspoon of cumin & a few drops of soy sauce & a blob of tomato paste.
In a bowl, place the chickpeas, breadcrumbs, a good handful of fresh coriander & juice of half a lemon. Salt & pepper can be added at this point too.
Add the softened vegetables & whizz with a hand blender (add a little hot water if too dry).
Preheat your oven - it's needs to be at it's hottest.
I use non-stick baking trays & dollop the mixture, rather than make them into perfect shapes. I make 6 large burgers from these ingredients, so 6 mounds dolloped on the baking tray.
Place in your hot oven for 10 minutes, then pull them out & turn the tray - but don't touch the burgers!



Bake for another 10 minutes, remove them from the oven & leave to cool for a couple of minutes & serve.
Other cooked grains can be used, nuts, lentils & tofu work well & different herbs & spices. If you worry about them binding you can always use a spoonful of ground linseeds.

For bhajis we use a bag of onions (300 - 400g) & gram flour, as well as lots of spices.

Hope you enjoy them, as much as we do!

Kay :)

      

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