Sweet Potato, Chickpea, and Quinoa Veggie Burger
1 small sweet potato, baked
1/4 cup dry quinoa
1/4 cup dry barley
15-ounce can garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons parsley
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 fresh red
1.Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake the sweet potato for 45-60 minutes or until soft.
2.While the sweet potato is baking, cook the quinoa and barley in separate pots until soft, about 30-60 minutes (barley takes a little longer).
3.Remove the stem and seeds from the red peppers. Cut the whole pepper in quarters and the half a pepper in half, and roast all six pieces in the oven for about 15-20 minutes.
4.Once the sweet potato is baked and cooled, combine garbanzo beans, sweet potato, parsley, cayenne pepper, cumin, salt and pepper, flour, and one-tablespoon oil in a food processor.
5.Allow the grains to cool, and then in a separate bowl, mix the bean mixture with the quinoa and barley.
6.Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in a large pan on medium heat. Place heaping spoonful’s of the mixture onto the hot pan, and use the back of the spoon to pat them flat and form four-inch diameter patties. Brown both sides of each burger. Serve on a bun with one piece of the roasted pepper, sliced into thirds.
Yield 6 servings
Calories per serving 202