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Supreme Quinoa Burger

My husband and I have become true burger snobs.

I remember the first time we traveled to the UK together (I believe it was in 2006?). Back then we were super excited about the Quarter Pounder with Cheese from McDonald’s. While McDonald’s serves the same kind of food around the world, there are local differences. I don’t know what it’s like now but back then the Quarter Pounder wasn’t available in Germany. Therefore, in order to broaden our culinary horizons, it was something we had to get during our visit to the UK ;)

Nowadays we’re a little more difficult to please. Luckily, the UK has a lot more to offer than fast food restaurants. In fact, one of the most amazing burgers I’ve had so far comes from a small local pub (if you’re ever near Wolverley make sure to visit The Lock Inn).

We’re equally picky when it comes to vegetarian burgers. We’ve tried many but often they’re too dry, bland or too healthy. That’s where this beautiful quinoa burger comes in…!

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Supreme Quinoa Burger with Cheese

The supreme quinoa burger is packed with flavour, it’s juicy and it’s crispy – all the things you want a good burger to be! Unlike many other vegetarian burgers this one does not contain black beans. Instead, I used cannelli beans, quinoa and cheese (gouda or cheddar). Beans and cheese for texture and flavour and quinoa for the crisp!

Also, go wild with the toppings! Caramelised onions, onion rings, veggies or even a fried egg on top – it works and it’s good!

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Supreme Quinoa Burger
The supreme quinoa burger is packed with flavour, it's juicy and it's crispy - all the things you want a good burger to be!
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine British
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 12 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine British
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Passive Time 12 hours
Servings
Ingredients
Quinoa_Burger_Ginger_and_Olives_German_Girl_Cooks_Food_Blog
Instructions
  1. Let the cannelli beans soak in water for at least 12 hours, ideally over night.
  2. Drain the beans and cook the quinoa. Firstly, rinse the quinoa under cold water. Bring one mug of water to boil. Reduce to medium heat, add the quinoa and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes or until all liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Combine beans, quinoa, garlic, onion, mustard, and spices and blitz until smooth. Add the cheese.
  4. Form 2-3 burger patties and put in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
  5. In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180°C. Place a frying pan over medium/high heat and add the oil.
  6. When the oil is hot, gently fry the burger patties from all side until golden and crispy. Place each patty on a bun, add a slice of cheese and bake in the oven until the cheese has melted. Serve with ketchup or BBQ sauce and any additional toppings of your choice.
Recipe Notes

Optional toppings: caramelised onions, veggies or a fried egg

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