Beetroot Quinoa Burgers
These delicious burger patties have been shared with us by Tenina from her book Keeping It Simple. This recipe makes the most of some excellent super foods like beetroot and quinoa. With the colouring of beetroot, they even look the part of a traditional beef burger! We have also tried these as small meat-ball sized portions and we've gotta say... pretty yummy!
Recipe Tester Feedback: "Mr 13 and Mr 9 loved them and wanted seconds! I didn’t tell them what they were, of course. Thumbs up from all of us – tasted like a burger from a boutique burger joint!" - Penny
No: Dairy / Nuts
Contains: Gluten / Egg
*Variations: Can be made without Gluten / Egg
Preparation Time 35 minutes
Cooking Time 25 minutes
Makes 10 large burger patties
Can be frozen after cooking
- quinoa - 90g
- water - 1L, for steaming
- eschallots - 2
- garlic cloves - 4
- fresh parsley - handful, continental
- beetroot - 250g, peeled, in pieces
- sunflower kernels - 100g, toasted
- sesame seeds - 100g, toasted
- soy sauce - 80g (*tamari for GF)
- pepper - 1 tsp, cracked black
- cornflour - 4 Tbsp
- olive oil - as needed
- egg - 1, per serving (*omit for EF)
- accompaniments - your preference (e.g. caramelised onions, tomato, avocado, cheese, rocket, buns, etc. )
- Place quinoa (90g) into internal steaming basket and insert into tje machine. Pour water (1L) over and cook 20 minutes / 100C / Speed 3.
- Fire up the BBQ, or preheat oven to 200C.
- Prepare eschalots (2), garlic (4), parsley (handful), beetroot (250g) and toast seeds whilst quinoa is cooking.
- Remove internal steaming basket with your spatula and set aside. Drain and dry bowl.
- Place eschalots (2), garlic (4 cloves) and parsley (handful) into bowl and chop Speed 6 / 3-6 seconds.
- Add beetroot (250g), sunflower kernels (100g) and sesame seeds (100g) and chop Speed 6 / 6 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl.
- Add cooked quinoa, soy sauce (80g), pepper (1 tsp) and cornflour (4 Tbsp) and blend Reverse+Speed 3 / 4 seconds. Continue with the aid of the spatula if the mixture hasn't combined.
- Transfer mixture to a mixing bowl with the spatula and form mixture into patties.
- Drizzle generously with extra virgin olive oil and either bake for 25 minutes in the oven, or frying pan or on the BBQ for 5 minutes each side, or cooked through. We found that frying made them lovely and crispy, so you may even want to finish off oven baked patties on the pan.
- Serve with or without a burger bun, topped with your preferred accompaniments, and a poached or fried egg. To be really decadent, try serving with lashings of hollandaise over the top of the egg.