Meals in Minutes – Quinoa Burgers

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Chef Robert Bogart from Elways Downtown shows us how to make Quinoa Burgers.

 

Quinoa Burgers

1 cup rinsed, uncooked Quinoa

1 cup Wheat Bread, cubed

1 Egg

¼ cup Water

2 Shallots

½ cup Pistachios, shelled

2 Garlic Cloves

1/2 tsp. salt

2 oz. Parmesan cheese

3 oz. Goat Cheese

1 ½ tbsp. Olive Oil

Bring 2 cups water to a boil. Add quinoa; cover and reduce heat to low.  Cook 15 minutes until tender.

Put egg, bread and water in a bowl and mix -- let stand for about 5 minutes.

Place shallots, pistachios, garlic, and salt in a food processor, chop finely.   Combine cooked quinoa, egg bread mix, parmesan and half of the olive oil -- mix well.  Last add goat cheese and mix gently.

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium high heat.  Using a large ice cream scoop, scoop quinoa mixture into skillet.  Using a spatula flatten mound.

Cook 6 to 8 minutes turning once.  Add cheese or any fixings you enjoy on your burgers.  Place quinoa burger between a toasted hamburger bun.  Enjoy!