Adzuki Bean Burgers

Adzuki Bean Burgers

Pronounced “ah-zoo-kee”, these lil’ bitty red beans are simply scrumptious.  They provide a delightful nutty flavor and a nice texture along with a good deal of protein, too.


1 cup millet

2 cups water

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup mashed sweet potatoes

2 cups cooked adzuki beans

2 large garlic cloves, peeled

1 large red onion

¼ cup parsley

2 tablespoons olive oil

Freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Toast millet in a large pan for a few minutes.
  • Add the 2 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Simmer for 25 minutes until water is absorbed, take off heat and set aside.
  • While the millet is cooking, sauté the red onion in 1 tablespoon olive oil until soft.
  • Add the garlic and cook for a few more minutes until fragrant, then set aside.
  • In a food processor, add 1 cup of cooked adzuki beans plus 2 cups of cooked millet, parsley, cooked sweet potatoes, and half the onion mixture and process until well combined.
  • Add in the remaining beans, onion mixture and add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Pulse mixture a few times to combine.
  • Form into patties.
  • Place on preheated griddle or pan over medium heat coated with olive oil and cook 4-5 minutes per side. Serve warm on whole-wheat bun or over greens.
  • Really tasty with a sweet chili dipping sauce, YUM!