Veggie Quinoa Burgers

Veggie Quinoa Burgers This veggie burger is packed with veggie and quinoa goodness including lots of meatless protein. A great alternative to a beef burger and just as hearty and filling. It can be cooked on the grill or baked in the oven. The egg and cheese may be left out to make this recipe vegan.


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 30 mins

    COOK : 15 mins

    TOTAL : 45 mins

    SERVING : 8

    YIELD : 8 servings

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Combine quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, place lid on saucepan, and cook until water is completely absorbed, about 15 minutes; Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir carrots, celery, red bell pepper, onion, garlic, ginger, and mushrooms in the hot oil until softened, about 10 minutes; set aside to cool.

  • Mash kidney beans with a fork in a large bowl; add quinoa and the carrot mixture to the means and mix.

  • Mix dill, spinach, egg, bread crumbs, sesame oil, mozzarella cheese, salt, and pepper into kidney bean mixture; shape into 8 patties.

  • Brush the 1 tablespoon olive oil evenly both sides of each patty.

  • Arrange the patties into a large baking dish.

  • Grill on preheated grill until hot in the center, 7 to 8 minutes per side.

Per Serving: 263 calories; protein 12g; carbohydrates 31.1g; fat 10.7g; cholesterol 32.2mg; sodium 336.1mg.