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For the burger:
2 cups red quinoa, cooked in vegetable broth
1/2 cup mashed sweet potato
1/2 cup canned black beans
3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup scallions, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons cayenne powder
Salt and pepper to taste
Olive oil for the pan
For the rest:
Thinly sliced red onion
In a bowl, combine all burger ingredients, except the mozzarella. Divide the mixture evenly, form patties, and then chill for at least 15 minutes.
Heat olive oil on a skillet on medium heat. Add a few patties at a time, and cook for about 5 minutes on each side. Once golden brown and crispy, place on toasted buns. Top with hot sauce, mayo, arugula, and red onion.
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- If you're not to keen on quinoa, then this cheesy quinoa burger might just change your mind. I'm just sayin', it's like the super hero super food that'll save your burger cravin' days. The first thing you'll need is some quinoa. There are different types of quinoa. I really like red quinoa. All you need to do is cook it according to the package instructions, I highly suggest boiling it in vegetable broth 'cause it gives it so much flavor. So that goes in a bowl. I've got several different binding elements here. One of my favorites is some sweet potato. I just baked it and mashed it up. Goes into the bowl too. Another great binder here, some eggs. I like to crack 'em open in a separate bowl, just so I can scramble them first before adding it to the mixture. This just makes your life easier, you know? You don't have to struggle to get yourtogether. Next step, some black beans. I like using the canned black beans, just make sure you drain them and rinse them a bit. Now I'm just going in with a fork so that it still has texture, but it's a little easier to eat. Next, my favorite part. The cheese. I've got some shredded cheddar here, you could also use feta, maybe some mozzerrella, totally up to you. For seasoning, I'm using garlic powder and cayenne powder. Feel free to use any of your favorite seasonings, along with some salt, and pepper. A tiny bit of flour. For a nice pop of color, some scallions. Just chop them up real small. And that's the last of the bunch. Mix everything really well. You can mix this with a spoon, but in all honesty, I much rather use my hands. As long as they're clean. You know, some people think it's really barbaric, but come on, this is how people have been cooking for centuries. I mean, milleniums, right? Like thousands of years? Alright. For a long time. We've been using our hands to cook for a long time. I washed my hands now because I want to lubricate them with some olive oil. This just makes it easier to form some patties, without it sticking all over you. You can make the patties any size you'd like. I like to make them on the flatter side, so I can stack them up in the burger. They also cook a lot faster, and they get super crispy on all sides. Last one. To ensure that they firm up a little bit more, just put them in the fridge for about 15 minutes to chill. Patties are ready, we've got a pan on with a little bit of olive oil. In goes the patties. Just a few at a time. After a few minutes, they're ready to flip over. Look at that crust. Beautiful. Look at those babies. Oh yeah. I'm gonna make a little bit of a spicy mayo here. To some mayo I'm gonna add one of my favorite hot sauces, Cholula. I've got some toasted Kaiser rolls here, and a little bit of that mayo. Gonna put two patties. I'm so excited, so excited. Some nice peppery arugula. Little bit of thinly sliced red onion. Spicy mayo on the other bun. And give this might burger it's crown. And there you have it. The Cheesy Quinoa Burger. Oh yes, I'm been waitin' for you. Mmmmm. Oh yeah. You gotta give this a try. You gotta remember to Just Eat Life, cause this is lit AF, I'm lit AF, you gonna be lit AF. What? There's lipstick on my nose. It's alright. Worth it.