Sunday, June 30, 2013

Karma Burgers

Our professional camera is still on the fritz so forgive the I-Phone photos.  Load your burger up with all the fixins' and a side of corn salsa.

Karma Burgers
The Karma Chow Ultimate Cookbook by Melissa Costelo
Makes 7 Burgers

1/2         red bell pepper deseeded and cut into chunks
1/2         medium red or yellow onion, cut into chunks
2            cups baby spinach leaves
1/2         bunch cilantro
3/4         cup cooked brown rice
1            15-oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1            tsp. chili powder
2            Tbs. tomato paste
1/2         tsp. sea salt
1 1/2 – 2 cups gluten free bread crumbs (I used regular)           
               olive oil for browning

Puree pepper, onion, spinach, and cilantro in food processor until liquid .  Scrape into medium-sized bowl.

Pure brown rice and chickpeas into paste in food processor, then add to veggie mixture.

Add chili powder tomato paste and salt. Stir together (best done with your hands) until ingredients are well-combined.

Add bread crumbs, combine until mixture sticks together. If mixture feels too wet, add more bread crumbs.  Form mixture into patties and cook in skillet with olive oil over medium heat, until browned on both sides.  Serve on buns with Chipotle Mayo.

Chipotle Mayo
Makes 1/4 cup

1/4     cup Follow Your Heart Grapeseed Vegenaise
1/4     tsp. chipotle chili powder
1/2     tsp. agave nectar

Stir ingredients together in a small bowl.

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