(Recipe adapted from a Bob's Red Mill recipe)
• 1 cup teff
• 2 to 2½ cups water
• 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
• ½ tsp. ground thyme, or more to taste
• 2 garlic cloves, minced, or ½ tsp. garlic powder
• ¼ tsp. salt
• 1 small onion or 1 small shallot, minced
• (Optional) Cheddar or other cheese slices for a topping.
1. Place teff, water, sesame oil, thyme, garlic, and salt in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring as needed to prevent sticking.
2. Let teff cool, either in saucepan or in a shallow baking dish.
3. Add minced onions or shallots to cooled seasoned teff and form into burgers.
4. Heat a lightly oiled cast iron or nonstick skillet and fry burgers until lightly browned on both sides.
5. Assemble burgers with sliced cheese, if desired, along with any other toppings you want, and serve as is or on a bun.
Yield: Approximately 6-8 good-sized burgers.