Mom Knows Best : Veggie Burgers Made From Teff

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Veggie Burgers Made From Teff

     A while back I got this wonderful box of ancient grains from Bob's Red Mill. There was a lot of new grains in there and I had fun trying them all. There was one grain in the box call Teff, a tiny whole grain that has been a staple of traditional Ethiopian cooking. This grain is loaded with protein, iron, fiber, and calcium. I have eaten the grain as a hot cereal and love the nutty taste it has, but I have not used it in any recipes until today. I discovered a yummy veggie burger recipe in Kiwi magazine that uses Teff and I just had to make it. These veggie burgers have awesome flavor.


                                                         Teff Veggie Burgers

                 Makes 4 burgers

                                         2/3 cup Bob's Red Mill Teff
                                         2 1/2 cups water
                                         2 Tablespoons olive oil
                                         1/3 cup chopped onion
                                          1 cup chopped kale
                                          1 small sweet potato, peeled and shredded
                                           1/2 cup corn
                                           2 cloves garlic, minced
                                          1/4 teaspoon salt
                                           1 Tablespoon olive oil

       1. In a medium saucepan bring the Teff and water to a boil. Cover and simmer for 20 minutes, until the water has been absorbed by the Teff. Remove from heat and allow to sit, covered, for 10 minutes.
2. In a large pan heat the oil.Saute the onion, kale, sweet potato, corn, and garlic for 9 minutes or until potato is tender.
3.  Add the Teff to he vegetable mixture, along with the salt and mix well. Form the Teff into 4 patties. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4. Using the same saute pan, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. When oil is hot, carefully place the Teff burgers in the pan. Cook 5 minutes on each side.

Serve on rolls with cheese or other favorite burger toppings.



  1. This is interesting looking, and I wonder if I could get my kids to actually eat it! I need them to try and get more protein that isn't just animal protein.

  2. This Look So Delicious I Wil Have To Try The Recipe For The Family!!

  3. Looks easy to make and like it would taste good!! Most veggie burgers are too plain for me, this looks great! :)

  4. I've never tried Teff, looks like a delicious alternative to meat!

  5. I tried TEFF "bread" the other day for the first time - Ethiopian food - It's freaking COOL!

  6. Yummy, this sounds like a delicious recipe. I haven't tried a veggie burger yet.

  7. I have never heard of teff. Looks quite interesting!

  8. Teff is new to me. I will have to try this out for a fun dinner on the weekends.

  9. I had never heard of Teff before reading this article, but it sounds super healthy! I will have to try it:)


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