The Essential EatingWell Cookbook (2004)
These high-fiber veggie burgers get added body and a pleasant mild flavor from millet, a nutrition powerhouse. They get their spectacular punch from Olive Ketchup and feta cheese.
Active Time: 1 1/4 hours |
Total Time: 1 3/4 hours
4 sun-dried tomatoes, (not packed in oil)
1 1/2 cups vegetable broth, or water
1/2 cup millet, rinsed (see Ingredient note)
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1 large onion, chopped
3 cups lightly packed baby spinach, stems trimmed
2 cloves garlic, minced
Olive Ketchup, optional (recipe follows)
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
2/3 cup fine dry breadcrumbs
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
7 whole-wheat English muffins, or whole-wheat buns
Arugula & sliced tomatoes, for garnish
Place sun-dried tomatoes in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let soak until softened, about 30 minutes. Drain and finely chop; set aside.
Meanwhile, bring broth (or water) to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in millet and salt; return to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the millet is tender and liquid is absorbed, 25 to 30 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork; transfer to a plate to cool to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
While the millet cooks, heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until softened and light brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Gradually stir in spinach; cover and cook, stirring, until the spinach is wilted, 30 to 60 seconds. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute more. Transfer to a plate; let cool for about 10 minutes.
Prepare Olive Ketchup, if using.
Place the millet in a food processor and pulse to mix lightly. Add the spinach mixture and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer to a large bowl; stir in the feta, basil, breadcrumbs, pepper and the reserved sun-dried tomatoes; mix well.
With dampened hands, form the mixture into seven 1/2-inch-thick patties, using about 1/2 cup for each.
Using 2 teaspoons oil per batch, cook 3 to 4 patties at a time in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until browned and heated through, about 4 minutes per side. Toast English muffins (or buns). Garnish the burgers with arugula, tomatoes and Olive Ketchup, if desired.
Per serving :
9 g Fat;
3 g Sat;
4 g Mono;
10 mg Cholesterol;
48 g Carbohydrates;
11 g Protein;
7 g Fiber;
627 mg Sodium;
342 mg Potassium