Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Quinoa Spinach Burger



Take a simple grain.

Add a few vegetables- sautéed or otherwise.

Mush it together into patties and bake.

Add cheese if you lean that way.

Really, it couldn't be easier.


Here’s what you need:
1 C quinoa + 2 C water
Some mince onion, shallot or scallion
Some minced garlic, to taste
½ box of frozen spinach, thawed – all the excess water must be squeezed out
1 egg, beaten
    (or 1 T ground flaxseed with 3 T water … OR … 1 ½ t Ener-G Egg Replacer and 3 T water)
3 T flour
1 t baking powder
½  t sea salt
Red pepper flakes

They look so neat and tidy here for the picture, but really, it's a big mess to make....oh well, it's just quinoa. 

Here’s what you do:
Make the quinoa according to the package.  Prepare the spinach. Chop the onions and garlic. Mix it all together. Form patties. Place on parchment lined baking sheets. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes or so, flipping half-way through.



Be careful not to burn the parchment paper if you decide to give a minute under the broiler, like I did.

These are great in pita bread, or tortillas. Serve with the regular burger toppings, or step it up a notch and serve with sliced avocado, roasted tomatoes, and spicy mayo.

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