Quinoa Monster Burgers

What happens when you have a buttload of quinoa in your cabinet and some vegetables leftover when you’re about to leave town?

This.

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Alright, I’ll admit. The final product kinda looks like garbage. But man, is it good. Here’s what you need.

2 c. cooked quinoa
3 eggs
1 diced onion
1 diced tomato
1 c. sliced spinach
1 c. diced carrots
3 cloves garlic
1/2 c. hummus or chickpeas
1 T. hot mustard
1 T. garlic salt
1 t. pepper
1 t. paprika
1/2 t. chili powder
1/2 t. oregano
1 t. red pepper
1 t. cumin
1/2 t. nutmeg
2-3 t. olive oil
1 c. cornmeal

First, you have to cook all your vegetables. Above are the ones I used, but I recommend improvising. If you’re using the above vegetables, start with carrots until they’re soft, then add onions  and garlic. Add a dash of salt, pepper, and paprika. Throw in spinach and chickpeas at the tail end. If you’re using hummus, hold onto it.

Once all your veggies are cooked, throw them into a food processor with a sliced tomato and pulse for a little bit. Until you have small, but chunky pieces. Not a puree.

In a separate bowl, combine quinoa, egg, hummus, cornmeal, and hot mustard until it’s burger consistency. Add in all spices at your discretion. Mine are guesstimates, so feel free to improvise here. Add olive oil to help it mix, but if it’s already too mushy, don’t bother.

Fold all the chunky vegetables into the quinoa mixture.

You can refrigerate it for later, or make ’em now! To make the patties, roll them into your desired portion and place on a heated & oiled grill, saute pan, skillet, whatever. Flatten to patty to get a burger shape, the thinner the better, if you want everything cooked through. Get each side golden brown and serve on a bun, sliced in a salad, or just on a plate with some ketchup!

Enjoy, you monster!

Fran

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3 thoughts on “Quinoa Monster Burgers

  1. I literally love anything in a veggie burger form :D This sounds delicious and I think the photo gets the point across – quinoa + Burger = yummy meal!

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