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Veggie Burger, With Out The Beans!

A Veggie Burger, Without the Beans! Legumes are one of my favorite food groups in my diet, however they are not for everyone. Many find them difficult to digest. Here is a lovely recipe for a simple veggie burgers, without the beans. It is delicious and makes it easy for those of you who are trying to work on getting more veg into the diet! I hope you enjoy it. Make a batch all at once as these will freeze very well.

INGREDIENTS 150 g oats blended 300 g cooked sweet potato 100 g roasted red pepper - chopped 100 g frozen spinach 1 red onion 2 cloves of garlic ½ tsp chilli powder 1 tsp salt 4 tbsp tamari 4 tbsp rice flour 4 tbsp Psyllium husk 4 tbsp gram flour - for coating (optional)

DIRECTIONS Roughly chop the sweet potato. Boil until cooked through, drain and rinse in cold water, then transfer to a medium mixing bowl. While the veg is cooking, Peel and chop the onion, finely chop the garlic. Chop the roasted red peppers. Blend the oats in a blender until a breadcrumb texture. Weigh out your ingredients. In a medium non stick pan, heat on high heat until its hot, add the onion and cook till it starts to brown for 3-4 mins and reduce the heat to medium, add the garlic, stirring for 2-3 minutes, add the spinach and chopped roasted red peppers, a small pinch of salt. Mix well and cook for a further minute. In a large bowl add the cooked veg, cooked sweet potato and the rest of the ingredients less the gram flour. Mash using a potato masher, leaving a little texture, until its well mixed and the spinach and red pepper is well distributed. Shape into 4 large 160g burgers or 5 smaller burgers. On a large plate sift the gram flour and lightly coat each side of the burgers. Again heat a clean non stick pan on high heat, once warm reduce to a medium heat and cooked the burgers on medium heat until the form a nice crust on outside. Garnish with hummus on crunchy little gem lettuce, slices of Avocado and red onion, gherkins on top of the burger and anything else you fancy! Enjoy

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