I made these easy, delish nut burgers from Feeding The Whole Family, by Cynthia Lair tonight. Julia, thanks for lending me this book.
Nut burgers (makes 5 to 6 patties)
¾ cup sunflower seeds
¾ cup walnuts
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 cloves garlic, finely ground
1 carrot, grated finely
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 ½ cups cooked brown rice
2 tablespoons tomato sauce (I used Mrs. Ball’s Chutney – a South African’s favorite http://www.mrsballschutney.com )
In addition, I added a Serrano pepper for a little kick, a red bell pepper, and an extra carrot)
Grind sunflower seeds and walnuts to a fine meal in a small grinder or food processor. Place in a bowl and add cumin, oregano, cayenne, garlic, carrot, and salt; mix well. Fold in cooked brown rice. Add tomato sauce a little at a time until you get a stiff, but workable, texture.
Form mixture into patties with moist hands. Refrigerate patties for a few hours if possible. Lightly coat a skillet and brown patties on both sides. Serve with your favorite fixin’s.
Nutritional Information -6 patties (w/o sprouted bun)