Made from potatoes, chickpeas, and mung beans, these super-spicy veggie burgers are hearty and filling.These burgers come with a cream avocado cilantro lime sauce — the perfect cooling contrast to their spicy flavor and crispy texture. Serve these on any bun of your choice or let them cool and then crumble them on top of a bed of greens.
Spicy Potato and Beans Burger [Vegan, Gluten-Free]
For the Burger:
- 1 cup sprouted mung beans
- 1 cup cooked chickpeas
- 1 large white potato, peeled, cut into large chunks, and cooked until tender
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 small coarsely chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 4-ounce can chopped green chilis (reserve 1 tablespoon for use in sauce)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
- A few mint leaves, to taste
For the Sauce:
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup chopped, fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon chopped, fresh mint
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- 1 tablespoon chopped green chilis
- 2 tablespoons non-dairy, or enough to give the sauce the right consistency according to your preferences
- Salt, to taste
- Olive oil, for cooking
To Make the Burgers:
- Rinse the beans in a colander and give them a thorough wash.
- Place the sprouts in a small saucepan with enough water to cover them and cook them gently on low-medium heat for 30 minutes. You want the beans to be al dente and not too mushy. Drain and set aside.
- In a food processor, place the chickpeas, cooked potato, garlic, onion, turmeric, and salt. Pulse until a coarse paste forms. Add the mung beans and pulse one or two seconds more.You want to leave some whole for texture. Remove the mixture from the food processor and place it in a large bowl.
- Stir in the green chilis, cilantro, and mint.
- Form into 8 or 10 patties, depending on the size you like.
- Heat a non-stick frying pan. Spray or brush on some olive oil. Cook the burgers over medium-high heat until golden-brown. Flip over and cook the other side. Watch for burning or sticking. In all, you'll cook the burgers anywhere from 5-10 minutes total, depending how browned you like the burgers.
- Serve hot or cold. These are delicious on any bun of your choice, but they are just as good on a salad with sauce.
To Make the Sauce:
- Place all of the sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender, and process until smooth. Add just enough non-dairy milk to keep the blades moving, or more if you like your sauce thin.
Recipe adapted from Holy Cow!