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Tacu Tacu Hamburgers

  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1/2
cup vegetable oil
1/2
cup red onion, diced
2
garlic cloves, diced
1
tablespoon ají amarillo, diced (optional)
2
cups leftover peas, (alverjitas partidas)
1 1/2
cups leftover cooked rice
1
cup bread crumbs
6
hamburger buns (or sliced bread if you prefer)
6
lettuce leaves
1
tomato, sliced
1/2
cucumber, sliced
salt and pepper
radishes, cut into round slices
carrots, cut into thin round slices
olive oil (for dressing)

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

This recipe is delicious and very easy to make with your common legume leftovers. Lentils or beans of any kind can be used in the recipe. The rice should be chilled before-hand.

A vegetarian diet is far from being boring or unvaried. If you want to try something different, don’t miss out on these menestras veggie burgers that you can easily make at home. The typical Peruvian Tacu Tacu is a great example of this dish. Prepared with leftover black beans, lentils or peas-which we call alverjitas partidas- they always turn out delicious and are easy to prepare. Plus, they are full of flavor and very nutritious. Surprise your family or friends with these delicious. I promise you they will please!

Eliminate the ají amarillo if you are going to serve these hamburgers to children.

Directions

  • 1 Heat two tablespoons of vegetable oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in the onion and garlic, then cook until softened. Add the diced yellow pepper and stir well.
  • 2 Incorporate the leftover peas, stirring well so that all the ingredients combine evenly. Afterwards, mix-in the rice and continue cooking. The mixture should have the texture of a very thick purée. Remove from heat and let cool to room temperature.
  • 3 When the mixture has cooled, form individual patties with the purée and cover each side in the bread or cracker crumbs.
  • 4 In another frying pan, heat the remaining vegetable oil over medium heat and fry the hamburgers until they are golden brown on both sides.
  • 5 When ready, place each hamburger on a plate over your preferred bread with lettuce, tomato and cucumber. You can decorate the rest of the dish with the radish and carrot slices. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and olive oil.

A vegetarian diet is far from being boring or unvaried. If you want to try something different, don’t miss out on these menestras veggie burgers that you can easily make at home. The typical Peruvian Tacu Tacu is a great example of this dish. Prepared with leftover black beans, lentils or peas-which we call alverjitas partidas- they always turn out delicious and are easy to prepare. Plus, they are full of flavor and very nutritious. Surprise your family or friends with these delicious. I promise you they will please!

Rate and Comment

Morena Cuadra Morena Cuadra
September 23, 2015

A vegetarian diet is far from being boring or unvaried. If you want to try something different, don’t miss out on these menestras veggie burgers that you can easily make at home. The typical Peruvian Tacu Tacu is a great example of this dish. Prepared with leftover black beans, lentils or peas-which we call alverjitas partidas- they always turn out delicious and are easy to prepare. Plus, they are full of flavor and very nutritious. Surprise your family or friends with these delicious. I promise you they will please!