about 1 year ago
No story here, I'm trying to cut down on carbs (anyone who's tried that knows how difficult that is) Quinoa provides a texture as well as an added shot of proteins, making this a great vegan burger.. I simply wrapped it in Romaine lettuce leaves & scarfed it down, but its great on a bun with a slice of melted cheese, tomatoes & a pickle!
- 1 cup cooked Quinoa
- 1 cup fat free refried beans
- 2 1/2 cups Panko bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
- 1 small Fresh birds eye chilli deseeded & finely minced
- 1/4 cup Finely diced Shallots
- 1/2 cup Finely chopped Cilantro
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt to taste
- Olive or any other Oil for Pan frying
To obtain 1 cup of cooked Quinoa, add 1/2 a cup of the seeds to 1. 1/4 cups of hot water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover & cook for ~ 15 min (until the seeds sprout their little tails out & turn translucent. Drain off any excess water.
Combine the Quinoa, refried beans and all the other ingredient along with 3/4 cup of Panko bread crumbs. (reserve the remaining for coating the patties). Bring together into a mass. Taste and adjust for seasonings. Divide into 8 patties. Coat each patty in the Panko bread crumbs prior to pan frying.
Heat a non stick skillet and add the patties two at a time. Drizzle oil over the patties and fry each side on medium heat until golden brown. Serve warm between toasted sesame buns, slathered with cilantro chutney, slices of tomato, onion, cucumber.
- 196 calories
- 3g total fat
- 1g saturated fat
- 0mg cholesterol
- 388mg sodium
- 36g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 3g sugar)
- 7g protein