I do like a good vegan burger with a bit of substance and lots of flavour – something which will hold together in a bun rather than crumbling or squishing out all over the place – and these Beetroot and Millet Burgers do the job very well indeed!

Vegan Burgers, Millet and Beetroot Burgers served with dill yoghurt

Millet is one of those underrated grains often derided as ‘bird food’ but it is one of the most versatile, nutritious and delicious grains around and, unlike some of its trendy cousins, it is cheap! We’ve been scoffing it throughout human history and cultivating it for about 10 000 years so it’s obviously doing something right! It works really well in burgers and roasts because its natural stickiness holds everything together nicely.

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Millet Burgers with Beetroot and Caraway - a delicious vegan burger with fabulous texture!
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Beetroot and Millet Burgers with Dill Yoghurt
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 

A delicious and nutritious vegan burger with millet and beetroot.

Servings: 6
Author: Chris @thinlyspread
Ingredients
MILLET AND BEETROOT BURGERS
  • 75 g millet
  • 200 ml vegetable stock
  • 1/2 small onion , peeled and finely chopped
  • l large clove garlic , peeled and crushed
  • 75 g spelt flour
  • 25 g rye flakes
  • 40 g fresh beetroot , peeled and grated
  • 40 g carrot , peeled and grated
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds
  • 1/2 tsp tamari
  • freshly ground black pepper
DILL YOGHURT
  • 4 tbsp dairy free natural yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp fresh dill , finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Rinse and drain the millet, put it into a saucepan with 200ml vegetable stock. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 - 25 minutes until tender and the stock has been absorbed. Transfer to a bowl.

  2. Preheat your oven to 180C
  3. Add the remaining ingredients to your millet and mix well.
  4. Whisk the dijon and dill into the yoghurt.
  5. Line a baking sheet with non stick baking parchment and spoon the burger mix into 6 equal heaps, flatten with your hand into burger shapes.
  6. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes, flip them over and cook for a further 10 minutes.
  7. Serve the burgers hot or cold with the dill yoghurt.

 

I served this batch up with some delicious new potatoes and the first of the french beans. I used coconut yoghurt because I think it complements these beetroot burgers and their flavours really well but any non dairy yoghurt would also work. They are also great in a burger bun with some vegan mayo and mustard or with sweet chilli sauce and a portobello mushroom….oh the possibilities!

If you can’t get spelt flour use plain and if you can’t get rye flakes use rolled oats. You could substitute carrots for the beetroot and if you’re not a fan of caraway switch it for coriander seeds instead! If your mixture is a bit sticky add some more rye or oats and if it’s too dry sprinkle in a little water until you have a millet burger which holds together nicely when you shape it.

Millet Burgers - Delicious vegan burgers with millet and beetroot

These beetroot and millet burgers freeze really well and it’s worth making a double batch so you can whip them out for a lazy summer weekend supper or just cos you fancy one for lunch just increase the cooking time by 5 – 8 minutes and you’re done!

See how perfectly shaped my vegan burgers are? I’ll let you into a secret, I form them by spooning the mixture into a pastry cutter and then pushing it out carefully onto my baking tray 😉

Millet Burgers with Beetroot and Caraway - a delicious vegan burger with fabulous texture!

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Millet Burgers with Beetroot and Caraway served with Dill Yoghurt, a fabulous vegan recipe for a vegan burger which holds it shape and is full of flavour!

If you like these millet burgers, you might also like my

Green Lentil Burgers with Sweet Pepper Sauce

Green Lentil Burgers

and my Vegan Picnic Pies

Vegan Picnic Food - Vegan Hot Water Crust Raised Picnic Pie

Or you could try

Cathy’s Smoky Mushroom Burgers at Planet Veggie

Jac’s Cajun Spiced Black Bean and Sweet Potato Burger at Tinned Tomatoes

Natalie’s Superfood Butterbean Burgers at The Tofu Diaries

Rebecca’s Pad Thai Broccoli Burgers at Strength and Sunshine

Kate’s Black Bean and Jalapeño Burger at The Veg Space

Mel’s White Bean Artichoke Burgers at A Virtual Vegan

This recipe for millet burgers was created for Superfood Magazine and appeared in the March/April 2017 edition alongside 5 more ancient grains recipes created by me 🙂 

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