From Bland to BAM!

So I made these quinoa bean burgers... they sounded good in theory... but they seriously had no flavor... thankfully I only cooked two before realizing this... after some red hot and some garlic added to the mix, plus some of that dijon mayo from the fries added on top... we were good to go :)

Quinoa Burgers
recipe adapted from Whole Living

Serves 4.
* 1/2 cup rinsed quinoa
* 1 medium carrot, cut in large chunks
* 3 scallions, thinly sliced
* 15 ounces great northern beans, drained and rinsed
* 1/4 cup plain dried breadcrumbs (I used panko)
* 1 large egg, lightly beaten
* 1 tablespoon ground cumin
* Coarse salt
* Ground pepper
* 2 tsp chopped garlic
* red hot (to taste)
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 4 pitas (each 6 inches) We used Flat Out Wraps cut in half
* 1/2 English cucumber, thinly sliced diagonally
* tomato and lettuce to top
* dijon mayo

1. In a small saucepan, bring 3/4 cup water to a boil; add quinoa, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook until liquid is absorbed, 12 to 14 minutes; set aside.
2. In a food processor, pulse carrot until finely chopped. Add cooked quinoa, garlic, scallions, beans, breadcrumbs, egg, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; pulse until combined but still slightly chunky.
3. Form mixture into four 3/4-inch-thick paties (dip hands in water to prevent sticking). If too soft, refrigerate 10 minutes to firm. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium; cook burgers until browned and cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes per side.
4. Serve burgers in pita topped with cucumber, lettuce, tomato, and mayo.

3 chews:

Meg said...

Burgers made with quinoa! I have to make these. FABULOUS!

Mmm that dijon mayo. That would be good on any burger. Maybe you should've made more of your sweet potato fries too!

I'm going to have to try these too ... though I wonder if I can get my husband to eat them?! LOL

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