More Peas Please!

April 3, 2013

I love peas. Mazen now loves peas!


So when we were asked if we’d like a second helping of Peas, we said YES!


Mama Pea has been busy in the kitchen. I loved her first cookbook and its creativity, so I knew I’d like this one too. Luckily she hooked me up with a copy and asked if I’d like to make some Mexican Millet Burgers.


Cookbook in hand, we got started.


Some of us were more helpful than others


I used my rice cooker to make the millet while I gave Mazen a bath. Rice cookers are the multitasker of the century!


I ground the rest of the millet in my Cuisinart and pulled together the rest of the ingredients (except for the onions, naturally).


Soon we had patties. Her recipe called for 4 but I turned them into 7 so they’d fit on our buns.


After a quick bake in the oven, they were crispy and ready for dressing. Avocado + ketchup were perfect.


I loved the Mexican-cumin flavor and the little crunchies of millet throughout. Great texture! I enjoyed a leftover burger over a salad the next day.


And here is the recipe just for you : )

Mexican Millet Burgers


  • 1 organic egg, or flaxseed “egg” (3 tablespoons water +1 tablespoon ground flaxseed)
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups millet
  • cooking spray or oil, to grease skillet
  • ½ cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ½ cup carrots, finely chopped or grated
  • 1 14-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained, rinsed and roughly pureed
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, finely minced
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine flaxseed and water in a small bowl and set aside.

3. Prepare millet by grinding 1 cup of it into flour in a blender, food processor or coffee/spice grinder.

4. Bring 1 ½ cups water to a boil. Add remaining ½ cup millet, cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and allow millet to sit for 5 minutes before fluffing with a fork.

5. In a large skillet lightly coated with cooking spray or oil, sauté onion, garlic and carrots over medium-high heat until tender, about 5 minutes.

6. In a large bowl, combine organic egg or flaxseed "egg," ground millet, cooked millet, onion mixture, garbanzo beans, cilantro, olive oil, soy sauce, cumin and chili powder. Add salt and pepper to taste.

7. Form burger mixture into patties, packing tightly.

8. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, turning once, or until golden and crisp.

9. Serve on toasted buns and top with the trimmings of your choice.

NUTRITION INFORMATION {per burger if you make 4 patties}

490 calories, 10g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 0mg cholesterol, 460mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate, 13g fiber, 2g sugar, 15g protein, vitamin A 60%, vitamin C 10%, calcium 4%, iron 20%


And in celebration of the Peas, I’m giving away one of their prize packs that includes:

  • An insulated Cooler Bag
  • Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw
  • Glass Fruit Infuser Bottle
  • A copy of More Peas, Thank You

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1 Terri April 3, 2013 at 10:50 am

I have Mama Pea’s first book & I love it! I would love to have her new book!


2 Jeanne vanderveen April 3, 2013 at 10:54 am

I liked you on Facebook and would love to win this book as the recipe sounds amazing!


3 Marie April 3, 2013 at 10:59 am



4 Ali @ Peaches and Football April 3, 2013 at 11:04 am

I’ve heard great things about her new book – plus more recipes and less stories – what a fun giveaway!


5 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 3, 2013 at 11:15 am

Those look seriously delicious!! Love Mama Pea – thanks for sharing the recipe!


6 Johanna B April 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

I love Mama Pea’s first cookbook and I’m sure this one will be just as good. Can’t wait to try the millet burgers. I actually have all the ingredients at home.


7 Katie April 3, 2013 at 11:21 am



8 Rachel April 3, 2013 at 11:25 am

I am a huge fan of Mama Pea and her first book. I’m also super intrigued by these millet burgers. They sound delicious.


9 Laurie April 3, 2013 at 11:25 am

Mama Peas’s recipes are awesome!! I’ve been vegan for over a year now and I LOVE IT!! :)


10 Bonnie April 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

I have not had much experience cooking with millet, and this looks like a good way to jump in and try again. I enjoy your blog so much. Thank you!!


11 [email protected] April 3, 2013 at 11:32 am

Those burgers sound amazing! Millet is by far one one of my favourite grains!


12 Emily @ Life on Food April 3, 2013 at 11:38 am

Wish I could have given this recipe to my brother when he lived in Africa. He had millet coming out of his ears.


13 Lisa April 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

I’d LOVE to win this!

I can’t wait to try out some of the “recipeas”
On my 21month old!


14 sara @ fitcupcaker April 3, 2013 at 12:03 pm

I would love this…Looks like the book has some great recipes!


15 Erin Motz April 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I think it’s fate that I saw this post – I’ve been on the hunt for a fruit infuser tumblr thing! :) I teach yoga 20x per week now and am tired of buying fruit flavored water!


16 Allegra April 3, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Hi, Kath! Saw the squiggle of ketchup on the burger and wondered if you have ever tried the Stonewall Kitchens country ketchup – it’s a new favorite in our house. Chunkier and with a bit more kick than regular ketchup, and completely addictive!


17 KathEats April 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm

I haven’t!


18 Allegra April 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm

You should check it out! I warn you, though, it’s so much tastier than regular ketchup that it can be hard to go back… : )


19 Jessica April 3, 2013 at 1:16 pm

These look so good!
I am wondering what Mama Pea will think when you link back to a post saying the Peas are vegan when now that she is eating animals again, she adamantly denies ever she or her family were vegan.


20 KathEats April 3, 2013 at 1:42 pm

She’d probably say that things change!


21 Carly @ Snack Therapy April 3, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Holy yum! Thanks for sharing!!


22 Kristen @ Change of Pace April 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

What an amazing giveaway! So exciting! :)


23 Jordan @ Eat for Health, Eat for Fun April 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm

I’m glad you posted this because I am just getting to that point where I need some good new cookbooks and this looks like a winner!


24 Lauren April 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm

I bet this one will be just as great as her first cookbook


25 Michelle April 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Would love to have this cookbook! My 5 month old loves her peas :)


26 elizabeth April 3, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Yesterday I made Quinoa burgers, can’t wait to try these millet burgers.


27 Erin April 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm

The burgers look delicious. I would love to win this cookbook!


28 Amanda M April 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Nutrition question: 84g of carbs + a bun seems like a lot of carbs in one meal to me! Granted, I was raised in a low carb house and still avoid carb heavy foods, so is this just me? Or, if you know you are going to be chowing down on these for dinner, cut back during the day?


29 KathEats April 3, 2013 at 4:47 pm

Agreed – that is a lot at one meal. I’d say served over a salad is ideal.


30 Molly @ RDexposed April 4, 2013 at 7:10 am

That was my question! Wasn’t sure if just the burger itself was 84 gm of CHO. Yikes (says the DM RD).


31 Jennifer April 5, 2013 at 12:06 pm

I’m curious about the calories… I’m making these tonight so I plugged the recipe into my Lose It app and it came up with 212 cals per serving (making 4 patties) and using one flax egg. Wonder if I entered something wrong…


32 KathEats April 5, 2013 at 12:49 pm

The millet makes up a huge portion – because it’s ground into flour. The calories are in the post – under the recipe.


33 jen April 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm

i would love to wim this! i didnt know she came out with another one, i have the first one and use it ALL THE TIME!!!! her 2 veg burgers are delicious, and i cant wait to see whats in store here! i feel like im being really good to my little bun in the oven when i cook these recipes!


34 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs April 3, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Mmmm, those burgers look delicious — yum!

And Mazen gets cuter in every post! :)


35 Diana @ Eating Made Easy April 3, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Rice cookers are so versatile! Burgers look great.


36 Elise @ Expeditions of Elise April 3, 2013 at 7:05 pm

Yum! I am always in search of good veggie burger recipes. This one looks like a winner.


37 Lisa April 3, 2013 at 8:06 pm

I love Mama Pea! I adore her first book and would love to win her second book. That glass fruit infuser bottle looks really neat.


38 Maria Tadic April 3, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Gr8 giveaway! I’m always looking for new vegetarian cookbooks. What’d you think of the texture of that millet burger? I love making veggie burgers but sometimes they’re so mushy and squishy when you bit into them they just squish out of the bun.


39 ash April 3, 2013 at 8:40 pm

I liked your facebook page this looks like an awesome recipe book and giveaway!


40 Yin April 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm

That looks insanely delicious! Would love to win :)


41 Olivia April 3, 2013 at 10:39 pm

That second picture of Mazen — TOO funny! He is so adorable, Kath! The millet burgers look delicious.


42 Debbie (Accidently Delish) April 3, 2013 at 11:08 pm

i was suppose to get her first book via another blog, but the blogger never sent me the book. i was beyond sad. i would LOVE to have a copy of her second book!!

i’ve made a ton of her recipes and have never been disappointed! so happy for her that she released a second!


43 KathEats April 4, 2013 at 4:22 am

Awww did you follow up with the blogger? Sometimes things just get lost in email. I’m sure they would want to know it never arrived


44 Debbie April 4, 2013 at 8:04 am

Multiple multiple emails where she finally flat out told me she wasn’t sending it. Trust me i wanted that book! Haha


45 KathEats April 4, 2013 at 10:43 am

Awww so sorry!


46 Elizabeth April 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm

I’m really happy this recipe gives a shout out to flax seed egg replacement… as a vegan, that is probably one of the best things I’ve learned. So easy, and (as far as I can tell) there’s no difference!

Just a tip, it helps a lot with consistency if the 3 tbsp of water are slightly warm. Also, whisking with a fork really helps the ground flax seed soak up water. I like to whisk mine occasionally while it sits for five to ten minutes.

Think I’ll try these out if I can find some millet!


47 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) April 4, 2013 at 5:27 am

Kath, I feel as if I’m always asking for your opinion/advice (haha!) but I’m in the process of upgrading my camera soon (as in the next year or so!) and I noticed on your photography page that you upgraded to the Mark 5D II. I was just wondering what you’ve noticed as the biggest improvements from going to your first DSLR to this one. Do you think the upgrades are worth the price tag and would you highly recommend that particular camera to others?

I’m definitely looking into that one as my next camera of choice but want to make sure I make the right choice considering that hefty price tag (although amazon seems to have good sales now and again!) Thanks so much for your input…as always, I really appreciate it! 😀


48 KathEats April 4, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I think the 5D is most definitely a much better camera. But I also had the XSI which was the base model of Rebels. If I had the T3, it might not have been as big of a jump. But what I love most about it is the full frame. I think the wider photos just look much more stunning. The Mark II is a good price now that the Mark III is out – hopefully you can get a good deal.


49 Andy Glenn April 4, 2013 at 5:44 am

I’m thinking of a tabbouleh/hummus offshot of this…I’ll keep you posted :)


50 Liz @ iheartvegetables April 4, 2013 at 6:06 am

I didn’t know I could make millet in my rice cooker! YAY! I’m totally going to try these!


51 Lisa @bitesforbabies April 4, 2013 at 6:36 am

Those burgers look yummy! I love using flax instead of egg…it’s amazing how it replaces eggs and gives pretty much to same consistency!


52 Karen April 4, 2013 at 7:25 am

I love mama pea and the pea family, though peas not so much…


53 Bruna @ April 4, 2013 at 7:29 am

I would love that book!


54 Amy in Atlanta April 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

It looks very interesting, wonder if my meat eating husband would eat it!


55 Alexandra @ Loving the Good Life April 4, 2013 at 8:59 am

As a busy college student, I adore my rice cooker. I can put everything in (not just rice!) and go to class and come back to a nice, warm meal. It is the best!


56 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane April 4, 2013 at 9:17 am

The texture looks great on those burgers!


57 Nikki April 4, 2013 at 9:18 am

I have her first cookbook and would LOVE to add this one to my Mama Pea collection!


58 Nikki April 4, 2013 at 9:20 am

I “like” your facebook page!


59 Alison April 4, 2013 at 9:52 am

Those burgers look so good!


60 Joanne April 4, 2013 at 9:58 am

Love that recipe. It looks so good.


61 Mandy April 4, 2013 at 1:25 pm

That burger looks delicious! I’ll have to try that one soon!


62 Kim April 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Yum! Looks good.


63 Tiffany April 4, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Hi Kath,

What a great giveaway! Cant wait to try those millet burgers!

I finally bought wild friends nut butter! The chocolate coconut is delicious! but i think they changed the formula because the ingredients are a little different than what is on the website. Mine is more like coconut butter consistency (when the coconut butter is warm), still smooth but more thick. Have you tried the new formula?


64 KathEats April 4, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Hmmm no I haven’t. I didn’t know they changed it?


65 Tiffany April 5, 2013 at 12:55 am

Now the ingredient list includes coconut instead of coconut oil. Mine looks so thick, in your pictures yours looks so drippy and glossy.


66 kim April 4, 2013 at 2:54 pm

Love that cookbook! Gotta get it.


67 Nina Isabella April 4, 2013 at 2:59 pm

This looks fantastic! I have to confess I am not a huge fan of peas, but this recipe might change my mind. It looks delicious and I will definitely try the recipe this weekend. My mum will be over the moon, she’s a vegetarian to the bone and will love this meatless burger! And so will I!

Thanks for sharing this! =)


68 Amy Mc. April 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I would SO love to win this!


69 Christine April 4, 2013 at 3:32 pm

I bought my first can of sardines from Trade Joe’s this afternoon. I plan on trying them tomorrow! What is your favorite way to eat the sardines? Just w/ mustard and mayo?


70 KathEats April 4, 2013 at 4:20 pm

Yep – as a sardine salad. Maybe add some dill/lemon too?


71 Mommypage April 4, 2013 at 5:18 pm

The Mexican Millet Burgers look delicious! It seems like there are fantastic recipes in the cookbook. We will have to check it out!


72 Alexa April 4, 2013 at 5:29 pm

These Millet Burgers are fantastic!


73 Katherine April 4, 2013 at 6:12 pm
74 Lindsey F April 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm

What an awesome giveaway! I am trying to learn to cook easy, healthy recipes now that I live alone. This would be a great teacher.


75 R April 4, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I would love to win this!!!! I love her website too!!!


76 hn April 5, 2013 at 6:48 am

I have a 2 yr old and would love to find some new recipes for her.


77 Brieanna @ Going Brienanas April 5, 2013 at 6:53 am

I rarely use millet but this recipe makes me feel compelled to go out a buy a bag!


78 Christine April 5, 2013 at 8:00 am

Wow, that burger looks delicious!


79 CaitlinHTP April 5, 2013 at 11:07 am

Peas and Thank You is such a great blog.


80 MelissaG April 7, 2013 at 7:15 am

Awesome giveaway! Definately going to try those burgers!


81 Jen Feliciano April 9, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Those look delish! I’d love to have the cookbook for recipes to try on my little guys!


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