May 28, 2021

Vegetarian Farro Burger

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These delightful vegetarian burgers will not only wow your pallet but give you a new perspective on veggie burgers. The sweet nutty flavor of cracked farro combined with savory ingredients of thyme, tamari, and onion reveals a perfect vegetarian patty with a protein punch. Make these vegetarian burgers as the main course for lunch or dinner. Kids love them and they are easy to make!


  • 6 cups water
  • 3 cups Bluebird Cracked Farro Porridge (1 1pound package)
  • 1/2 cups onion finely diced
  • 1/4 cup tamari (Braggs seasoning or soy sauce also works)
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning blend dried (thyme, basil, rosemary, marjoram)
  • 2 drops liquid smoke (liquid smoke is a natural seasoning from concentrate. Be careful not to add too much as this seasoning can be overpowering).
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds raw
  • oil


  • Bring 6 cups of water to boil.
  • Bring 6 cups of water to boil.
  • Turn the burner down to a simmer, stir frequently for 5 minutes
  • Add sunflower seeds and keep stirring until farro has absorbed most of the moisture and begins to thicken to the point that it is difficult to stir (about 10 minutes).
  • Once the mixture is too thick to stir turn heat off and let cool for 20 minutes, stirring intermittently to allow heat to escape.
  • Turn oven on to 350 degrees. Lightly oil 2 baking sheets.
  • When the mixture is cooled begins forming patties. It is recommended to use rubber kitchen gloves or oil hands prior to shaping patties- they can be very sticky. This also helps with the heat. Use a large kitchen spoon to scoop out the mixture, form patties 3″ wide by ½” deep. Place patties on an oiled baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes then turn patties over for another 20 minutes (a total of 50 minutes).
  • Cool. Serve warm or cold between sandwich bread or a bun, just like a burger!
  • These patties can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer( pop them in the toaster oven for an instant burger. They make a delicious wholesome sandwich that the entire family can enjoy.