Spice up your next burger night with uniquely-flavored freekah grains and hot chipotle peppers combined in one powerhouse burger !! This meat-free burger is bursting with nutritious ingredients and show-stopping flavors!
WARNING: Shy tastebuds proceed with caution!
If you are exploring meat-free alternatives for your health or just for variety in your diet, these burgers deserve your consideration. They also deserve at least a taste test~Be adventerous!
Freekah (pronounced ‘free-kah’) is a wheat grain harvested early, while still green. It is sun-dried and roasted to perfection. Freekah is packed with protein and fiber and its smokey flavor permeates and complements numerous grain recipes.
*(Watch for a Freekah Kale Salad recipe coming soon!)
- 2 1/4 C water
- 1 C dried freekah
- 1 T chili powder
- 2 T onion powder
- 2 tsp chipotle powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 2 large eggs, beaten
- 1-15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1/2 onion, finely diced
- 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 2 T olive oil
- 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 C honey mustard
- 2 chipotle peppers in adoba sauce, finely chopped
- 1 C flour, plus more for dusting
- sea salt, to taste
- Combine water and dried freekah in medium saucepan and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 20-25 minutes, until tender. Store freekah in fridge as it cools.
- Combine remaining ingredients and only 2T of the honey mustard and 1T of the chipotle peppers with cooled freekah in a large mixing bowl.
- Dust work surface and clean hands with flour and shape into burger patties. Coat each patty, lightly, with flour.
- Whisk together the remaining honey mustard and chipotle peppers in a small bowl and set aside for serving.
- Heat oil over medium heat in a skillet and cook patties 2 minutes per side.
- Serve with chipotle honey mustard and condiments of choice.
Recipe from Deb Lindsey, The Washington Post