Mini Quinoa Mushroom Burgers

Mini Quinoa Mushroom Burgers
  • Type Others
  • Difficulty Intermediate
  • Flavor Savory
  • Course Main
  • Estimated Time 48 Minutes
  • Yield 16 mini burgers

Ingredients

  • Mushrooms
    Mushrooms
  • Parsley
    Parsley
  • Onion
    Onion
  • Red Quinoa Flour
    Red Quinoa Flour
  • Chicken Eggs
    Chicken Eggs
  • Olive Oil
    Olive Oil
  • breadcrumbs
    breadcrumbs
  • Salt
    Salt
  • Black Pepper
    Black Pepper
  • Ground garlic
  • 1 pound of Mushrooms (Portobello)
  • 1 cup of Parsley (fresh; finely chopped)
  • 1 Onion (medium size)
  • 1 cup of Red Quinoa Flour
  • 2 Chicken Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • 1 cup of Breadcrumbs
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black Pepper (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon of Ground garlic

Directions

The combination of mushrooms and quinoa flour in these burger patties provides great nutritional benefits and a richness of flavor. Portobello mushrooms not only have a meaty texture, which makes them a favorite for vegetarians, but also are a great source of folate and B-complex vitamins. Quinoa, on the other hand, is a super versatile Andean cereal, known to be full of protein and essential minerals. Lastly, a generous amount of fresh parsley provides excellent levels of vitamin A and iron. These burger patties with quinoa and mushrooms are also baked, instead of fried, which cuts down on their fat content and makes them a truly nutritious and wholesome meal.

  1. Set the oven to 360°F (182°C). Chop the onion and the garlic as fine as possible. Set aside.(2 minutes)
  2. Quickly process the Portobello mushrooms into small pieces. They can be previously sliced to fasten the process.(1 minute)
  3. Add some olive oil to a pan and sautee the onion and garlic until translucid. Add salt and pepper to taste.(5 minutes)
  4. Add the processed or finely chopped Portobello mushrooms. Make sure the liquid of the ingredients evaporates before taking the pan out of the heat.(7 minutes)
  5. Add the mixture to medium sized bowl and set aside until room temperature. Meanwhile, chop a handful of fresh parsley leaves and set aside.(10 minutes)
  6. Once the mixture is room temperature, add the breadcrumbs, the quinoa flour, the parsley and the eggs. Mix everything with a wooden spoon until you can form small balls in your hands.(3 minutes)
  7. Form the mini burgers and set them on an oven tray. Bake for 15 minutes, then broil them for 5 more minutes or until they look nice and golden.(20 minutes)

Easy to prepare, these quinoa mushroom burgers make for a wholesome lunch or a healthy dinner idea, whether they are served alongside green salad or a wholegrain bun with lettuce, avocado, and fresh tomato and cucumber slices.

If looking for new and creative ways to include quinoa in your daily meals, try a Black Bean Quinoa Burger, Vegetarian Quinoa Meatballs, or a fresh Quinoa Maize Salad, among many other delicious recipes featuring this Andean superfood.