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Of course I left her house with a whole lot of stuff I bought at Target (because sadly we don't have Target in Canada...) and the recipe for these quinoa burgers, naturally! I've been making them ever since and they've become a family favourite in our house! Which is a little surprising because most vegetarian meals I make are met with complaints from my meat-eating family members. Don't get me wrong, I like a good steak every now and then too, but when a vegetarian burger is this flavourful I just can't say no.
These Greek-Style Quinoa Burgers are pretty easy to make if you have a food processor and they taste amazing with some creamy tzatziki sauce, some delicious sliced peppers, and my personal favourite, some fresh organic baby arugula. They're delicious served in whole grain pitas instead of on hamburger buns, but I also like to enjoy them without the pita and over a delicious salad, or alongside my favourite Greek Salad. Trust me, you are going to love these!!
Greek-Style Quinoa Burgers (makes 6-8 burgers)
This recipe is originally from Martha Stewart (find it here), but this is my take on it.
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups Great Northern Beans, canned, or soaked and cooked (I've also substituted Navy beans and White Kidney Beans successfully)
1/4 c. sliced green onion
1/4 cup breadcrumbs (try oat flour to make them gluten-free!)
2 cloves garlic
2-3 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder or smoked paprika
1/2 tsp salt
pepper to taste
oil for pan-frying (olive oil works well)
Bring 3/4 cup of water to a boil in a small pot. Add the quinoa. Cook the quinoa on low for about 12 minutes, or until all the water is absorbed. Remove the quinoa from the heat, fluff it with a fork and set it aside to cool almost to room temperature.
Remove the mixture from the food processor to a bowl and add the remaining quinoa. Stir the mixture well.
Form the mixture into patties (the recipe makes about 6-8, depending upon the size of the patties you form) and fry in a bit of olive oil in a frying pan over medium-low heat. You'll have to fry them for about 5-6 minutes per side, but it's a good idea to watch them carefully since every pan is different.
Once they're cooked through, remove them to a plate to cool slightly before serving.
These burgers are best served in pita bread instead of a traditional hamburger bun. I serve them in pitas with fresh organic greens and slathered in my to-die-for homemade tzatziki sauce (recipe found here) with some sliced veggies on the side.
These Greek-Style Quinoa Burgers are a perfect vegetarian option for lunch or dinner and they freeze well after they've been cooked for reheating in a pinch.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! Let me know in the comments below, what's your favourite vegetarian meal?