Fava Bean Burgers

Photography by Angie Norwood Browne

I love fava beans! They are a lot of work but worth it!


1 cup cooked quinoa

2 cups fresh fava beans

4 oz. chard

1 onion

2 cloves garlic

1 T. chopped fresh dill

2 eggs

1/2 cup gluten free panko

1/2t. salt

1/4t. pepper

3T. olive oil




brown mustard

Place quinoa in a large bowl and set aside.

Fill medium pot 1/2 way with water and bring to boil. Cook fava beans for 4 minutes, drain, and remove skins. Puree beans in food processor until smooth. Place in bowl with quinoa.

Cook onion about 5 minutes in 1 T. oil.

Julienne the chard leaves and add to onions. Add garlic and cook until chard is wilted.

Add dill, eggs, panko, salt, and pepper and mix together thoroughly.

Heat 2T. oil over medium heat in a heavy skillet. Scoop up mixture in hands and make patties. Cook burgers about 4 minutes until brown before flipping. Cook 4 minutes more until cooked throughly. Serve on a roll topped with arugula, tomato, and mustard.

Recipe from Food 52

Food Styling by Emily Browne 




About anbphoto

I never thought I'd start a blog because I'm not a writer. I am a Southern Catholic girl, a commercial food Photographer and an avid gardener. I have always wanted to journal my garden; growing food (fruit, herbs and vegetables), photographing ingredients from earth to plate and sharing the recipes I love. Someone suggested that I forget about all the writing and simply share my photographs and recipes. Perfect! My blog is an exploration of home gardening and cooking, so here is a little history of me and how "Stray Cats and Blackberries" came about. Born and raised in Alabama, my love for food lies in Southern cuisine. I learned early on that life is a party revolving around friends and family sharing food and wine. Backyard Summer bbqs, black eyed peas and collard greens on New Year's Day or ham and chocolate on Easter are just a few favorite Southern traditions I love sharing. I became fascinated with gardening when my husband and I bought our first house. I am a mother, a wife and someone who appreciates the little treasures and traditions in life. My garden started as an empty parking lot behind a Mom & Pop grocery store that my husband and I bought and renovated into a photography studio. While my husband put on his carpenter pants I put on my gardening gloves. Thirteen dumpsters at three tons each and nearly three years later I had a plantable space to sew seeds. I have been a food photographer and gardener for over 20 years and love the idea of merging my passions by growing food, photographing my harvest and sharing recipes with you. Enjoy

One comment

  1. Mary Terry

    Good one !

    Sent from my tiny desk … My iphone

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