Yields1 Serving

For the burgers
 2 cups cooked quinoa
 1 cup cannellini beans, smashed
 ½ cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
 1 large egg, whisked
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 tsp chili powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, reduced fat
 6 tbsp gruyere cheese, shredded
 6 whole what buns
For the sauce
 ¼ cup all-natural Ketchup
 2 tbsp Sriracha chili sauce
 2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise

1

Cook quinoa according to package directions.

2

Smash cannellini beans using the back of a fork or potato masher.

3

Crack and whisk egg.

4

Mince garlic.

5

Combine ingredients: mix together cooked quinoa, smashed beans, panko, egg, garlic, chili powder, salt, pepper and shredded cheddar cheese. Form into 6 patties.

6

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add burger patties and cook on each side for about 5 minutes – until heated through and crispy on the outside. Top each patty with 1 tablespoon gruyere cheese, cover with lid, cook additional 1-2 minutes until cheese begins to melt.

7

Make the sauce: mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

8

Assemble burgers: add one burger to each bun, add optional toppings as desired. Top with spicy ketchup or your favorite sauce.

Ingredients

For the burgers
 2 cups cooked quinoa
 1 cup cannellini beans, smashed
 ½ cup whole wheat panko bread crumbs
 1 large egg, whisked
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 tsp chili powder
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, reduced fat
 6 tbsp gruyere cheese, shredded
 6 whole what buns
For the sauce
 ¼ cup all-natural Ketchup
 2 tbsp Sriracha chili sauce
 2 tbsp low-fat mayonnaise

Directions

1

Cook quinoa according to package directions.

2

Smash cannellini beans using the back of a fork or potato masher.

3

Crack and whisk egg.

4

Mince garlic.

5

Combine ingredients: mix together cooked quinoa, smashed beans, panko, egg, garlic, chili powder, salt, pepper and shredded cheddar cheese. Form into 6 patties.

6

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add burger patties and cook on each side for about 5 minutes – until heated through and crispy on the outside. Top each patty with 1 tablespoon gruyere cheese, cover with lid, cook additional 1-2 minutes until cheese begins to melt.

7

Make the sauce: mix all ingredients in a small bowl.

8

Assemble burgers: add one burger to each bun, add optional toppings as desired. Top with spicy ketchup or your favorite sauce.

Quinoa Burger