Quinoa Burgers

I am always looking for healthy burger alternatives.  I have tried to make my own veggie and bean burgers before, but they always fall apart and are too dry.  The other day I was at the gym working out and one of the trainers brought in a quinoa burger that smelled amazing… she shared her secret – cottage cheese.  I can’t stand the stuff on its own, but in these burgers it is amazing!

My hubs is a very meat and potato guy, so I wasn’t even going to try and pass these off on him.  I was worried that they would be too different for my daughter so I made her a regular hamburger tonight too.  I really need to stop underestimating her sophisticated palette for healthy foods.  She ate a half of a quinoa burger and LOVED it!

Quinoa Burgers

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Calories per serving: 162

Fat per serving: 7

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Ingredients

  • 2 rounded cups cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 medium carrot, finely grated
  • 1/4 large onion, finely grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil for frying

Instructions

  1. Cook quinoa to package instructions and cool.
  2. In a large bowl combine the cooked quinoa, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, carrot, onion, eggs, flour, and spices.
  3. Heat a frying pan and a couple teaspoons olive oil over medium-low heat.
  4. Mixture will be slightly sticky, so using a 1/2 cup measuring cup, drop mixture into pan and lightly flatten to 1/2 inch thick.
  5. Fry until golden-brown, about 5-8 minutes on each side.
  6. Serve with guacamole and pico de gallo.
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Amanda Larson is a mother, wife, lawyer and aspiring cook. She truly believes that you can live green and eat well while sticking to a budget. Through her posts she shares her tips on how she does it!

Comments

  1. those look super yummy!
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  2. That looks AMAZING! Definitely going to have to try it!
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  3. Mabel Pierce says:

    Hmmm! looks so yummy and seems easy to make. kudos to the one who shared the recipe^^

  4. Your quinoa burgers look fantastic! I am glad to have another recipe because I found tons of quinoa in the pantry that I am trying to use up before we move.
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  5. I love the interesting things people are doing with quinoa. I would never have thought to make a burger. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.
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  6. Your Quinoa burgers sound so good! I like all the lovely veggie in them, as well as the delicious spices and the cheese!
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  7. Those look really yummy :)

  8. I’ve been thinking about something along these lines for quite some time now. I guess with how delicious you’ve made these look it would be a sin not to try them out.

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  9. I have been looking for more quinoa recipes. This one sounds wonderful!

  10. Bekah Kuczenski
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    says:

    My mouth is watering already!

  11. Amy Baker
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    says:

    These sound fantastic, they are on the list for the Sunday cookout! Thanks for the recipe!!

  12. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    Boy, this looks good.Healthy too! I’m pinning it right now. Thanks!

  13. Carolsue
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    I keep wanting to try Quinoa — this looks like a good recipe to start out with! Thanks.
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  14. This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t wait to try it.

  15. Kristen says:

    Hi Amanda! I made your recipe for quinoa burgers tonight for dinner and they were so good! I had a problem with them sticking to the pan and falling apart a little, but I think I put in too much cottage cheese. Thanks for a wonderful recipe!

    • Kristen, I am so happy you tried my recipe and liked them! There is definitely a delicate balance with moisture and if they are too moist they tend to fall apart. But even if they don’t look pretty they still taste great :)

  16. I made these a while back using your recipe. They were absolutey/y delicious!!! I felt so full and yet not feeling heavy or too tired later on in the evening. I think with the guac. it makes a perfect summer meal Thank you so much for sharing ;-)t

  17. Christopher Hope-Fitch says:

    Thanks for posting, really enjoyed the recipe, second time round I’d run out of chilli powder, but had some smoked paprika which worked nicely. The left-overs were delicious cold the next day dunked in sweet chilli sauce too.

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