Since becoming vegetarian I realllyyy miss burgers. Especially during grill season. I found a recipe for cheesy quinoa burgers on Pinterest and modified the recipe slightly. The results are amazing. The sauce is pretty good too. Anything sauce that required more than like 3 ingredients I consider fancy—hence the name “fancy sauce” 😉 The burgers stay together and do not fall apart like most veggie burgers. YOU MUST MAKE THESE!
- 2 cups cooked quinoa (I used tri-colored from Trader Joe’s)
- 1/2 cup shredded/grated/crumbled cheese (I used mozzarella)
- 2 green onions sliced and chopped
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons flour
- salt and pepper to tast
- oil for frying
Fancy Sauce (Sweet and Spicy garlic aioli)
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- couple dashes black pepper
- 1 tsp agave nectar
*** Really I didn’t measure for the sauce, I do everything to taste but those are general guidlines)
Cook and cool the quinoa. Once cooled, mix everything together for the burgers in a medium bowl.
Form patties and cook in heated oil until browned on both sides. I had the oil on med/high and cooked several minutes on each side. Cool on a plate lined with paper towel to get the extra grease off.
For the sauce, throw everything in a food processor or small mixer. Blend until smooth.
I served my burgers on onion buns with thinly sliced red onion, white cheddar cheese and fancy sauce. They were out of this world! for real- even meat eaters won’t find fault with this burger.