Vegan Quinoa Burgers

So while I was fasting in the lead up to Greek Orthodox Easter I really fancied a yummy burger.  So on a weekend up at my mums my boyfriend and I decided to feed everyone with what we hoped to be some delicious vegan burgers.

I served this with some fresh rocket, sliced fresh tomatoes and my guacamole (link further down in post). We used some freshly baked sesame buns from a bakery but you can choose to have the burgers with just salad if you fancy

It is really important to let the burgers/patties sit when you take them out of the oven, or they will fall apart because I haven’t used any egg replacer.

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Ingredients (makes 12 large patties)

  • One Cup Cypressa Quinoa, cooked [1 cup uncooked Quinoa, 2 cups boiling water, bring to the boil and let simmer for 20 mins. Add salt to season and remember to rinse first]
  • 3 sweet potatoes, grated
  • 4 cloves of garlic, Crushed and diced (i LOVE garlic)
  • One large red onion, diced
  • A handful of Lemon Thyme, washed and chopped (This stuff is amazing, i love who ever created it)
  • One cup of Parsley, washed and chopped
  • One can of Kidney beans, drained
  • Half a cup of plain flour (Wheat / Rice, depending on your preferences)
  • 280g jar of sun dried tomatoes, chopped (I used Sainsbury’s italian)
  • Half the oil in the jar of sun dried tomatoes

 

Method

  1. Turn the oven on to 180°C to heat up
  2. Wash your Quinoa and put it in a small sauce pan with boiling water and some salt. Bring to the boil and let simmer for 20 minutes while you prepare the rest
  3. Grate the sweet potatoes, chop the garlic, Lemon Thyme, Parsley and sundried tomatoes
  4. Put all ingredients, minus the Quinoa and flour in a blender and blend
  5. When the Quinoa is fully cooked (no water left), combine it with the blended mixture.
  6. Add the flour to make the mixture a bit more ‘solid’
  7. Line two baking trays with grease-proof paper
  8. Make 12 patties and line on the baking paper
  9. Put in the oven and cook for 40-50 minutes (judge by colour)
  10. Take them out the oven and let them sit for 10-12 minutes before serving – otherwise they will be too soggy to serve and will fall apart  – Tried and tested!!

 

 

 

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Thank you Cypressa for my Quinoa

Served with my Awesome Guacamole!  and some fresh rocket and tomatoes! They were awesome and demolished by a family of cheese loving meat eaters! Not just for Veggies and Vegans.

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I really hope you enjoy and share this recipe!

Live, Love, Create, Enjoy

Droulla

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