Friday, 7 March 2014

Quinoa veggie burgers!

Charlie LOVES these. And They're just brilliant because you can pack soooo much into them and add so many flavours - and different ingredients every time.

They're probably pretty time consuming so if you have a little monkey make sure they're out having some daddy bonding time or something!

They're easy to make. If I can do it then you can!  They're so, so nutritious.
I'm not even going to list all the nutritional info - lets just say they have everything including being packed with protein from the quinoa!

You can pick the veggies you love but here's what I used:

(Excuse the alcohol - it's left over from Christmas - people always buy us it and we never drink it!)

Sweet potatos x 2
Quinoa grain (Which you soak overnight first)
Sherlots x 3
Red pepper x 2
Cherry tomatos (a fair few!)
3 x carrots 1x suede cubed.
Smoked paprika
Garlic powder
Mixed herbs
Cashew nuts
Lemon juice

I was also going to use butterbeans but didn't feel like I needed to in the end.

  • Boil/steam the sweet potatos, carrot & suede
    until they're mashable.
  • Boil the quinoa (keen-wah!) for 30 mins in boiling water with herbs & smoked paprika.
  • Fry the red pepper, sherlots, tomatos, sprinkling in smoked paprika, onion powder, mixed herbs & lemon juice.
  • Crush the cashew nuts & sprinkle them into the frying pan.
  • Mix together the mashed sweet potato, carrot & suede and the boiled quinoa.
  • Mix the fried veg with the mash & quinoa.
  • Squish it all together (nice and messy!)
  • Add flax seed liberally - it's a super food and it'll help it form a less gooey mixture.
  • Form into burger shapes (Yorkshire pudding trays really help!)
  • Cook - gas mark 6 for 30 mins, keep checking, attempt to turn over!

    I made a cheese & chive sauce using alrpo soya milk, sunflower spread, whole meal flower, cheese & fresh chives & lemon juice.

    Worked SO well with the burgers!

    Charlie "Two spoons" :)

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