I am still on my vegetarian "kick" this week and decided to try a totally new idea for a hamburger.
I used peanuts, brown rice and a few other ingredients to make these patties, and added a delicious home made spicy sauce to them.
As I was eating on my own, I have several patties left over that I can either eat cold with a salad, or heat up again.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes -plus 30 minutes fridge time
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 4 large patties
Ingredients 1 wholemeal round bun
75 g unsalted roasted peanuts
About ¼ cup brown rice (¾ cup cooked rice is needed)
½ onion, chopped
1 tbsp smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp fruit chutney
¾ tsp curry powder
Assorted lettuce leaves
Small tomato, sliced
Raw mushrooms (optional)
For the barbecue sauce 1 tsp cornflour
¼ cup water
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup tomato sauce
¼ tsp Tabasco sauce
½ tbsp brown sugar
Blend or process the peanuts and the cooked rice -I did it in a blender but it would be far easier in a processor.
Add the onion, egg, peanut butter, chutney and curry powder and blend until it is combined into a paste.
Put this mixture into the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
For the spicy barbecue sauce
In a small saucepan, combine the cornflour, and water.
Add the remaining sauce ingredients and stir over a high heat.
Stir until the mixture boils and thickens -alternatively, this could be done in the microwave.
With flour on your hands, form the pattie mixture into 4 large patties.
Cook in a bit of oil for about 5 minutes or until they are browned on both sides.
Meanwhile, chop the extra salad, and grill the bun.
Put the sauce on one or both sides of the roll, add the pattie.
Add whatever salad you wish - I used beetroot, lettuce leaves, raw mushrooms, and tomato.