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Quinoa Burgers (GF)

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quinoa burgers with vegetablesAre you scratching your head wondering what to make for dinner? Try these delicious burgers they’re an excellent source of plant-based protein, dietary fiber and feel good vitamin B.  Pair them with your favourite salad, think caesar, potato, or a simple garden salad and you’ve got an easy and delicious meal to enjoy.

Tip: Quinoa is a gluten-free whole grain 

Quinoa Burgers.

  • Measure 1 cup quinoa, rinse the quinoa in lots of cold water.
  • Add rinsed quinoa to 1 cup chicken stock and vegetable or chicken bouillon.
  • Bring to a boil, turn down to low. Stir occasionally.
  • Cook until the water is absorbed (approx 20 minutes).
  • Turn burner off, set aside and let cool.

Burger Fillings

  • ¼ cup shredded carrots
  • 1 stalk of celery finely minced/cut
  • ½ small onion diced
  • 4 tbsp flour – chick pea or any of your favourite gluten free flours
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil – I made it without
  • 1 tbsp tamarind sauce
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ tsp pepper

Add burger fillings to the cooked quinoa. Mix.

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Cooking the Burgers
Add about 1-2 tbsps coconut oil to a large frying pan over medium heat.

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When oil is hot, I use a ¼ cup measuring cup and drop the burgers into the pan. Cook until golden brown.

 

 

 

 

 

quinoa-burger-recipeMy family likes their burgers crunchy, so I cook them a little longer. Flip, and do the same on the other side.These burgers are excellent. If you have leftovers, they’re fabulous for the kid’s lunchboxes or as a healthy snack.

Enjoy!!!

 

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