Sweet Quinoa “Burgers”

So there is this burger place downtown where I live that has a quinoa burger that I am obsessed with andddddd….. I have no idea how they make it. Unfortunate, I know. However, it inspired me to try and make my own version at home.

Bad news: they tasted nothing like the restaurants.

Good news: they were unique and good in their own way

*note these do not have a similar texture to a real burger

Ingredients:

  • 1 “cook in bag” quinoa of your choice
  • 1 small-sized sweet potato
  • 1/4c. corn bread mix
  • 1 tablespoon of each: red pepper flake, pink sea salt, pepper, minced dried onion, and garlic powder.
  • 1/2 c. chopped cooked black beans
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Spray olive oil

Directions:

  1. Bring to boil 4 quarts of water in a pan, and cook quinoa according to box.
  2. Bake/Microwave sweet potato until soft. Cut open and set aside to cool.
  3. When cooked, drain and press out with a spatula, all water from your quinoa.
  4. Scrape the meat out of the sweet potato’s skin and add  to quinoa in a mixing bowl.
  5. Add all the spices, corn meal, beans, and egg yolk. Mix together until all blended.
  6. Place in freezer for 30 mins.
  7. Remove mix from freezer and form your patties. I suggest keeping a little oil on your hands, and on you prep surface so they do not stick.
  8. Place pan on stove, spray with olive oil, and heat at medium.
  9. Cook on each side about 3 mins.

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My burger is “animal style” wrapped in a Romaine lettuce leaf, with veggie cheese, tomato and avocado, and served with sweet potato fries.

 

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