Wednesday, September 21, 2011

{Quinoa Burgers}

Sorry I have been MIA!  It's been a crazy end of summer.  But I have LOTS of recipes to post and a couple of WONDERFUL companies to tell you all about:)
First off lets start with another quinoa recipe.  Our family really likes this stuff so we have been trying out lots of new recipes with it.  This one I got again from my friend Lori.  Doug was rather confused because he wanted to know how you put it on a bun - lol!  Well you don't.  They remind me a lot like pancakes.

Quinoa Burgers -

1 C quinoa
2 C water
Cook just like rice. When it comes to a boil, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer about 15 mins or until all water is absorbed.

3/4 C shredded cheese (any cheese that you like, we use sharp cheddar)
1/2 C cottage cheese
1 Med. carrot shredded fine
3 eggs
3 T flour (I use rice flour for the gluten free version)
2 green onion finely chopped
1/2 tsp splenda or sugar
1/4 tsp pepper
1 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder

Combine all ingredients and add cooked quinoa. Heat a skillet and add olive oil. Pour some of the mixture like a pancake if the mixture is thin or form into patties just like a hamburger if your mixture is less moist (depends on the cottage cheese, sometimes mine are too wet to form into patties- in this case I just pour it in like batter- they turn out the same either way). Fry in olive oil flipping half way through until the burgers are browned and crispy on the outside and firm.

We eat these with a little light sour cream mixed with bbq sauce, they are soooo yummy!