9 Oct 2013

Quinoa Burgers



It's the middle of the week, and I'm already wishing it was the weekend.

Why am I so excited about this weekend? Well, it's Canadian thanksgiving on Monday, and since my school schedule is crazy awesome that I have Fridays and Tuesdays off, I get a 5 DAY WEEKEND!!

Which means that I get to make a kick ass Thanksgiving dinner. I mean, I have no excuse not to. I have so much time off.




And to accommodate any vegetarians who have the honor (or misfortune, I'm not sure yet) of trying my cooking, I'll be sure to make these quinoa burgers again.

These burgers blew my mind. I have had a little bit of a quinoa obsession lately with my quinoa pancakes and my cheese and broccoli quinoa casserole, I felt the need to try my hand at making some quinoa burgers.

And while I really wanted to make my first pumpkin recipe of the season, I chose making these burgers instead. But don't worry. I bought a can of pumpkin, so I will be hopping on the pumpkin bandwagon soon enough. In the meantime, I'll be happily eating these burgers.





What you'll need:

-2 1/4 cups cooked quinoa
-1/2 cup refried beans
-3/4 cup cheddar, shredded
-1 tablespoon herb and garlic cream cheese
-2 eggs
-1/2 small onion, shredded
-1 large carrot, shredded
-2 cloves garlic, minced
-1 teaspoon chipotle sauce
-2 tablespoons whole wheat flour
-1 tablespoon flax seed
-1 tablespoon sugar
-1/2 teaspoon paprika
-1/2 teaspoon black pepper
+oil to fry
+hamburger buns


Directions:

    1.   In a large bowl, mix together the quinoa, beans, cheese, garlic, chipotle sauce, flour, flax seed, sugar, paprika and black pepper. 
    2.   Heat some oil on a skillet on medium heat. Create quinoa patties and place on the hot pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, or until golden brown . Place on hamburger buns, and enjoy!

18 comments:

  1. No matter what kind..burger is always godo thing :D

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  2. Burgers are always a good idea :) And I can't believe that it is already Canadian Thanksgiving. This year is FLYING. Thank you fo sharing!

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  3. Great quinoa patties, Cathleen. The burger looks good.

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  4. These look fabulous! Such great flavor!

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  5. I have tried Quinoa in many different ways but never in a Burger.
    Looks very tasty and as I'm getting a bit tired of eating meat lately , it' s the perfect treat!
    Happy 5 days weekend Cathleen! ( I'm just a tiny bit jealous :) )

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  6. I have never had a Quinoa burger and I need to. This looks awesome.

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  7. Great idea of using quinoa as a patties...love the veggies and all the flavors in it.
    Awesome recipe Cathleen...hope you are having a wonderful week :D

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  8. 5 day weekend sounds phenomenal.

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  9. I have to admit Catherine, that these sound great! Can't wit to try them.

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  10. Cathleen , quinoa burger sounds fantastic ! Hope I can see some of that grains in the supermarket :D

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  11. Oh man that looks amazing. Especially with the refried beans and cream cheese spread. I'm hungry now!

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  12. Aww quinoa burgers?! You could have fooled me. They couldn't look any better. Canadian Thanksgiving, already? Why did I think it's always after the American Thanksgiving or am I mixing Russian Orthodox Christmas. I must be confused, obviously! :)

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  13. Hi Cathleen , the burgers look so real you can just pull them off the post , thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Of all the veggie burger recipes I've encountered, this is the first I've seen with refried beans! It must up the flavour so much, along with the chipotle. This one's definitely going down in the recipe lineup.

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  15. These look amazing! I would not have thought to use quinoa to make burgers. Great idea! Pinning!
    Kristin @ DizzyBusyandHungry.com

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  16. These look yummy and healthy, love the smoky chipotle!

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  17. Looks delicious!! I need to try a quinoa burger for myself. Haha!

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