Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Best Quinoa Burgers/Patties: Kid-Friendly and Liked by Quinoa Haters


Quinoa is NOT one of my favorite foods.  In fact, I was happy to never eat quinoa again until I tried a couple of recipes that totally changed my mind.  This recipe is an original, and I think you will be amazed at how good they are.  

Quinoa Burgers/Patties

1/2 cup dry quinoa

1 cup water

Rinse your quinoa first before cooking.  Trust me, it makes a difference.  In a small saucepan, combine the quinoa and the water and a little bit of salt and bring it to a boil.  After it starts to boil, turn the heat down to simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes or until done.  The quinoa pops and looks different when it is cooked.  The video will show you the difference between the two.  

Let the quinoa cool and then put it into a medium-size bowl.  

I added some sautéed onions and a little garlic to mine since we have a lot from our garden.  It isn't necessary, but does add a nice flavor.  

Add 1/2 teaspoon each of the following:  salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and paprika.

Add 4 teaspoons of dried parsley.

Add 3/4 cup bread crumbs. (I just toast 2-3 pieces of whatever bread I have in the house and then pulse it in the food processor to make crumbs.) Give the mixture a big stir after you add the bread crumbs.  

Add 2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese. (This tastes best with parmesan, but if you don't have any, I would use whatever grated cheese you have and see if you like it.  it will change the taste, depending on the cheese you use.  You may even like it better with another type of cheese.  

Add 3 eggs and mix everything together.  

In a non-stick skillet, griddle, or pan, put in a few tablespoons of oil and start heating it up.  Make patties one at a time and put them right into the pan until there is full layer across the bottom.

Cook the patties for 6-8 minutes on each side and add additional oil if needed.  When these patties are finished cooking, take them off the griddle and put them on top of a paper towel to soak up any extra grease.  Shape and cook the remaining patties until they are done.    

You will be surprised at how good these little burgers/patties are!


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