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Quinoa Burger

Yields6 Servings

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

Cook quinoa according to package directions.


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


Crack and whisk egg.


Mince garlic.


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


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.


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


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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 burger

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 348
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.1g13%

Saturated Fat 3.2g16%
Cholesterol 44.3mg15%
Sodium 465.9mg20%
Total Carbohydrate 48.4g17%

Dietary Fiber 7.9g32%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 11.5g23%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.