Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Quinoa Burgers

I love re-purposed food! It makes putting a meal together so simple. I took my leftover quinoa from last night and made them into veggie burgers. These flavor packed burgers are awesome by them selves but making them into the ultimate sandwich is a quick meal that everyone can customize to their liking. Since my husband is a burger man, he loves eating anything that in a bun and has a little chipotle mayo. Easy to please. I ended up eating mine over some mixed greens with a little vinaigrette. How ever you choose to eat them, is complete up to you. Get creative and enjoy!

I used a hard sheep's cheese that I got at the farmer's market over the weekend (which is absolutely amazing), but any cheese will do (if you choose to add cheese). If you didn't have leftover Latin Quinoa, you could easily use any leftover quinoa. Just make sure to season it with flavors you enjoy. I recommend that the quinoa be at least a day old, it helps keep the burger together.


Quinoa Burgers

Cook Time: 20 minutes
Prep Time: < 5 minutes
Serves: Makes about 8 patties

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of leftover Latin Quinoa and Black Beans
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated cheese


Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Spray the pan with some olive oil.

Mix the quinoa mixture with the eggs and combine well. Add the breadcrumbs and the cheese to the quinoa mixture and mix until well incorporated. The mixture should be slightly loose. If you prefer a denser burger, you can add some more bread crumbs.

To make the burgers - take 1/3 cup of the mixture and form into a 1/4 inch thick patty. Place on to the skillet and then continue to make the other patties. About 4 should fit into the pan. Let it cook for about 5 minutes (or until brown on one side) and then flip the burger. Press down slightly and let it cook for another 5 minutes or until it is cooked all the way through. Serve on a bun or over some mixed greens.

1 comment:

  1. I have to try these! They look soooo good.

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