Vegetarian Nut Burgers

    30 min

    Made with bulgur wheat, cashews and sunflower seeds. For best results, these burgers need to be chilled before you cook them. They can be barbecued, grilled or pan-fried. This recipe makes six generous nut burgers.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 175ml (6 fl oz) water
    • 150g (5 oz) bulgur wheat
    • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
    • 175g (6 oz) cashew nuts
    • 100g (4 oz) unsalted sunflower seeds
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 dash hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco

    Prep:18min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. In a saucepan, bring the water, bulgur and soy sauce to the boil. Remove from heat, cover, and set aside for 10 minutes, or until all the liquid has been absorbed.
    2. Grind cashews and sunflower seeds in a food processor to a fine meal.
    3. In a large bowl, mix the cooked bulgur, ground cashews and sunflower seeds, eggs, chilli powder, garlic and hot pepper sauce. Cover, and chill for 4 hours to meld flavours.
    4. Prepare the barbecue for medium heat.
    5. Form the bulgur mixture into 6 burgers. To prevent them from crumbling, place a sheet of foil on the barbecue. Cook for 10 minutes, turning once, or until heated through and browned. Cooking time may vary according to thickness of the burgers and heat level.

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    Something else. I'm going to give this four stars, because this recipe prepared as a burger didn't impress me much, and I would have given it maybe one star, but I used the leftover mix (I didn't want to waste it) as a base for vegetarian wontons and it was FABULOUS. I added some onion, carrots, oyster sauce, ginger and a little flour and it made a wonderful filling. I took them to work and NOT ONE PERSON could tell they were meat free, and they were begging me for the recipe.  -  24 Jul 2008


    When I first made this recipe I didn't like it. I grilled the first burger and found it very dry and flavourless when cooked this way. I shaped the rest of the mixture into burgers, wrapped individually and froze them. The next time I made them I took one of these frozen burgers and fried it in olive oil. Frying it seemed to bring out the flavours much better. I ate it in a bun with lettuce, tomatoe, cheese and ketchup and it was delicious. The burgers have become a favourite of mine as it only takes ten minutes to take one out of the freezer and prepare a burger as a quick snack. I love them now.  -  20 Feb 2010


    Me and my family all loved this recipe. we found it very tasty and flavoursome. It's easy to make, and hardly takes any time at all!  -  14 May 2011