Buckwheat, Sweet Potato & Chestnut Burgers with a Lemon Tahini Sauce

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Preparation time: 30min

Cooking time: 40min

SF, DF, GF, VG, Great for Kids

With Autumn well and truly here, these burgers are as seasonal as they get.  Gorgeous sweet, earthy sweet potatoes, chestnuts falling from trees right on my street and beautiful buckwheat with it’s earthy nutty flavour.  Perfect, just perfect!

There is something so unbelievably comforting about sweet potato and chestnuts.  I have so many wonderful memories of holiday seasons where roasted whole sweet potatoes would be wafting amazing smells from the oven and we could buy roasted chestnuts from almost every street corner.  There is something so nostalgic about them for me and therefore what could possibly be better then putting them together in a scrumptious burger.

I really hope you enjoy them too! x

INGREDIENTS(Serves 6)

  • 160g Buckwheat
  • 1 Large Sweet Potato (peeled and chopped into chunks)
  • 130g Cooked Chestnuts (Roughly Chopped)
  • 1 White Onion (Finely Chopped)
  • 100g Fresh Coriander
  • 3-4 tsp of Cumin
  • 3-4 pinches of sea salt
  • 2 tbls Tamari
  • 6 Radicchio Leaves

Tahini Sauce

  • 2-3 Tbsp Tahini
  • 60-115ml Cup Water
  • 1 Lemon juiced
  • 1 Tbsp Tamari

Method:

– Pre-heat oven to 180degrees C then toast the buckwheat in a pot on medium heat for a few minutes until you can begin to smell it’s aroma releasing
– Add 3 cups of water to the pot and bring to a boil on a high heat. As soon as it is boiling turn the heat down to lowest and put on a flame spreader and leave with lid on for 15min. It should be nice and fluffy without becoming mushy. Put to the side to cool
– Peel and chop sweet potato and add to a steamer and steam for 20min or until nice and soft. Once cooked mash it roughly
– Cook onions in a frying pan with a pinch of sea salt until they are starting to turn translucent. Then turn off heat
– Add cooked buckwheat, sweet potato, onions, finely chopped chestnuts, roughly chopped coriander to a bowl and mix really well with your hands
– Add all the seasoning and mix again. Taste. Does it need a little more seasoning? Some flavor will be lost in the cooking process
– Once ready make into medium sized patties and add to an oiled baking tray
– Drizzle a little olive oil over the top of all of them and put in the oven for 20min on each side
– Once done leave take out cool for 5min. Then serve 2 -3 per person in the beautiful radicchio leaf
– Mix all the ingredients of the tahini sauce together and serve drizzled over the top of each burger

Voila! Enjoy xxx

 

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