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  • 15 Oct

    Recipe: Wild mushroom and millet burger

    Burgers don’t have to be off the menu if you’re planning a healthy meal.

    Mushrooms are similar in taste and texture to meat when cooked, so they are the perfect ingredient for a vegetarian burger that everyone will enjoy.

    We’ve created this recipe as part of our Cool Food project to help people make simple changes to their lives and reduce the amount of carbon in their diets.

    Could you take the Cool Food challenge and cut carbon, while saving the planet and your diet?

    Prep time: 20 minutes
    Cooking time: 40 minutes
    Total time: 1 hour
    Ingredients
    • 1kg millet
    • 2.5ltrs water
    • 1kg red onion
    • 35g dried thyme
    • 2tbsp garlic puree
    • 150g dried forest mushroom
    • 300g pumpkin seeds

     

     

    • 120g carob powder
    • 150g tamari
    • 100g balsamic vinegar
    • 2tbsp ginger powder
    • 2tbsp cumin powder
    • 4tbsp yeast extract
    • 4 grated carrots
    Method
    1. Bring the water to the boil and add the millet. Cook, occasionally stirring until all of the water is absorbed. Take off the heat, cover the pan with a plate and put to one side.
    2. Finely chop the red onion and gently fry in a little olive oil with the thyme and garlic. Once fried, remove from the pan and place in a large bowl.
    3. Blend the seeds and mushrooms in a blender and add to the bowl of fried onion.
    4. Add the carob, ginger, cumin, tamari, balsamic vinegar, yeast extract and grated carrots to the bowl on friend onion and mix well.
    5. Add the millet to the mixture and mix well.
    6. Line 2 large baking sheets and brush with a little olive oil.
    7. Using a chefs ring, mould the mixture into burgers and place on the baking tray.
    8. Cook at 180°c for 30 minutes. Turn the burgers and cook for a further 10 minutes.
    9. Serve with a granary bun (or your choice of bread), mixed salad and your choice of sauce (salsa and chilli sauce work particularly well).