adzuki bean burgers & lemony potatoes

I am not sure if burgers with roasted potatoes are served anywhere else except Greece, as I’ve never seen this in a menu outside of Greece. I am considering this to be a traditional Greek recipe, as it’s something you can order at every single restaurant and you can more or less find it in any Greek recipes cookbook. I wanted to keep this for the VeganMofo, that this year will take place in October for 5th time, as my theme will be traditional Greek recipes veganized. But as many people requested the recipe on my facebook page I decided to share it now. I find it scary how close to the real thing these burgers look like but I absolutely love them. These were that good that did not manage to take a proper photo with food served in a plate because we ate them immediately. I promise I will update with a new photo soon.

burgers and roasted potatoes right out of the oven

for the burgers

3 cups cooked adzuki beans, drained (if you cannot find adzuki beans, red kidney beans will work good as well)
1 medium red onion, cubed as small as possible
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup ground flax seeds
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 cup flour (I used chickpea flour)
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp black pepper
pinch of chilli pepper
1 Tbsp mixed dry herbs

for the potatoes

3-4 medium potatoes, cut in wedges or cubed

1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp sea salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp yellow mustard
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice

Use a fork to mash the beans.Add all ingredients in a big mixing bowl and mix until well incorporated. Form patties and let aside.

To make the potatoes mix all ingredients (except the potatoes) in the food processor. Place the potatoes in a baking pan and cover with the dressing. Use your hands to evenly coat the potatoes with the dressing.

In a cast iron skillet, heat 2 Tbsp of olive oil and cook the burgers for 1 minute on each side. Place the burgers in the baking pan along with the potatoes. Cook in preheated oven at 200C/390F for about 30 minutes, until potatoes are cooked through. Add more water if needed. Enjoy!


5 thoughts on “adzuki bean burgers & lemony potatoes

  1. I made this for dinner last night – served with salad.
    I really enjoyed it, as did the rest of the family. The potatoes were scrumptious and the patties were a great texture, bit too heavy.
    When making the patties, I did add some water as I had a very dry mix that would not stick together.
    Do you usually mix your flax seed with water before adding? I just added water until it was a good pattie forming consistency.

    I must say that they are an excellent leftover! This morning I broke some into a small pan and fried on the stovetop. I mixed a little stock powder with cornflour, water, dash of soy sauce and some yellow mustard and poured that over the top of the pattie bits so it cooked into a simple gravy. Incredibly delish breakfast 🙂

    I’m thinking of trying some with spaghetti next..


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