Sharron and Michael Druey, owners of Country Haven at the Red Barn, offer their flavorful Walnut Burger recipe to customers who purchase their signature walnut meal -- a finely ground product slightly courser than walnut flour that’s perfect for cooking and baking -- and now they’re offering it to you.
The great thing about using Country Haven Walnut Meal is that the hard work is done for you; you don’t have to chop, smash or process whole nuts in order to get a nice walnut base to work with.
And Country Haven’s Walnut Burger recipe allows you to customize the ingredients to fit your needs. Substitute spices like cumin, coriander, paprika or parsley. Add jalapenos, garlic, scallions or red peppers. The options are endless. You and your family will never tire of this savory vegetarian burger.
Country Haven’s Walnut Burger
What you’ll need:
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup Country Haven Walnut Meal
¼ cup evaporated milk (okay to substitute whole milk or salsa)
1 medium onion, minced
Sage, to taste
Salt or soy sauce, to taste
Olive oil for cooking – try Pacific Sun or Lucero Olive Oil
How to prepare:
Beat eggs in a medium bowl. Add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Form mixture into balls, then shape into ¾ inch thick patties. Heat olive oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Add burgers and brown on both sides, 8-10 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain.
Serve on a warm bun topped with fresh tomatoes, crisp lettuce and sweet onion, or in a pita pocket topped with creamy yogurt, freshly chopped cilantro and cherry tomatoes.
For a hearty casserole, cover patties with brown gravy and simmer for 45 minutes on stovetop or bake in oven.
These burgers are great as hors d’oeuvres, too. Simply form smaller patties and cook for less time. Serve with honey mustard, BBQ sauce or your favorite dip. These are a hit at Country Haven’s events!
Because it’s a versatile recipe, Country Haven’s Walnut Burger goes well with just about anything you can dream up. Enjoy!
To purchase Country Haven Walnut Meal, call 530-384-0345, or visit Country Haven at the Red Barn located at 10098 Hwy 99 E in Los Molinos. Store hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday through Monday, and by appointment Tuesday and Wednesday.
While you’re there ask for other delicious recipes featuring Country Haven Walnut Meal. Sharron and Michael look forward to meeting you!