Happy Monday before the big gameday!
May I suggest these burgers for the big day. Black beans and amaranth with smoky spices and red bell pepper. Patted up into fat patties and baked. Served on home made multigrain burger buns, with slices of juicy tomato and red onions and topped with Roasted red bell pepper sauce. Of course there needs to be some cilantro too!
The patties are gluten-free, soy-free, corn-free and can be made oil-free. Serve them wih gf buns or without for a gluten-free meal. They have Amaranth toasted and cooked with just enough water, added to black beans, red bell pepper and mashed up with taco spices. The patties are 2 inches, hence the taller looking burgers. You can make larger patties.
Amaranth grain in the patties is this tiny cute grain packed full of high quality protein, calcium, iron, b6, and lot of other nutrients! Black beans are rich in folate, protein, b1. With the beans and all the spices, amaranth adds texture to the patties without adding much of its own taste hence working very well for these burgers. The lightly sweet roasted red pepper sauce and juicy tomatoes work beautifully with the smoky and quite spicy patties.
I added a Print button to the blog(finally). It is on the top of every post with the Pinit button. You can choose to add or remove images and remove text before printing.
I have to figure out a set up for black background pictures in the new house. More windows, means more light from many directions! And not a perfect picture. Le sigh.
More Burgers and Sammishes
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Mushroom Frittata Hashbrown Sandwich
Grilled Nacho Cashew Millet Cheese Sandwich with sweet potato and pea pesto
Cook the amaranth.
Meanwhile, assemble the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Add cooked amaranth.
Mix and mash, then add brown rice flour to help make patties.
Press a handfull of the mixture through a 2 inch cookie cutter.
Bake until crisp on the outside.
Top the bun with greens, a juicy tomato slice, patty, a good amount of the red bell pepper dressing, red onion rings and cilantro.
Smoky Amaranth Black Bean Burgers with Roasted Red Pepper sauce
Allergen Information: Free of Dairy, egg, corn, soy, nut. can be made oil-free. Burger patties are gluten-free
Makes 6, 2 inch by 3/4 inch patties
1/4 cup dry amaranth
2 tsps extra virgin olive oil (optional)
This burger is being shared at Allergy free Wednesdays. Rickis wellness weekend
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Watch Blackfish on Netflix here.
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