3 Ingredient Quinoa Burger
In the Mazur house, Thursday nights are grill nights. This was born out of the fact that by Thursday this Momma was done cooking over the stove and wanted a break! Grilling is super easy and I know I can trust my husband to take over cooking for at least one night! LOL!
While my family indulges in grass-fed burgers (try to opt for grass-fed beef whenever you can) I am always on the hunt for a veggie burger. I do love Hilary's veggie burgers but when I can make my own I go for it! I have tried using sweet potato, eggplant, mushrooms & now quinoa which we all know is a great plant protein source.
In a large bowl, I added in the cooked quinoa, buttery cannellini beans, tomato paste, chopped sun-dried tomatoes and seasonings such as fresh basil, parsley, salt & pepper. Mashed the beans well and mixed them in with the other ingredients. Then, I formed them into cute patties and let them sit in the fridge for about an hour to firm up. Yes, they will be soft and easily fall apart so treat them with care!
If you do grill them make sure the grates are super clean and well oiled. I went with these copper grilling mats to be safe - I didn't want to lose anyone to the BBQ pit below! LOL! By the way, these grill mats are awesome! Easy cleanup and you still get those grill marks!
Get creative with your toppings! I mashed up avocado to spread on the burger along with sliced tomato & fresh spinach leaves. I did go with a flat bun this time but you can go bunless, make it a pizza burger or have it over a salad too! These are freezer friendly and great for meal prep! I did have another for lunch the next day.
Be sure to share with me on Instagram if you give them a try! I love to see your creations!
1 cup cooked and cooled quinoa
1 can cannellini beans, rinsed & drained
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 tbsp tomato paste (optional)
Fresh basil & parsley, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat grill. Clean grates and oil well or use grill mats. (Option to cook in the oven at 375 for 15-20 minutes flipping halfway)
2. Place all ingredients in a large bowl. Mash beans well then combine all ingredients together.
3. Form into 4 patties
4. Cook on grill for 15 minutes, flip gently and cook another 10.
5. Serve with fav toppings (can be frozen)