Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Veggie Burger to Soothe your Cravings

When you're fresh out of ground beef, chicken, turkey, or any sort of meat, a veggie burger may be the only answer to your burger cravings. I am so very glad that I had no meat in sight to make into patties, so I had to substitute in what I did have. That happened to be some delicious feta along with quinoa, sweet potatoes, and a ton of other awesome ingredients. These burgers turned out to be amazing. Whether you are a vegetarian or just out of meat like I was, you have to try one of these patties smashed between a soft bun.

Sweet Potato Quinoa Feta Burgers (2)
Sweet Potato Quinoa Feta Burgers
Makes 8
1 cup cooked mashed sweet potato
½ cup cooked black beans
½ cup dry quinoa
½ cup water
1 cup crumbled feta cheese            
½ cup panko bread crumbs
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
½ tsp ground cumin
Dash of garlic powder
Dash of cayenne pepper powder
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and oil a large baking pan. Bring the water and quinoa to a boil in a small pot with a lid. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook until all the water has been absorbed, stirring occasionally. Set aside to cool. Add all of the ingredients except for the feta into a food processor. Process until everything comes together. Mix in the feta. Divide the mixture in 8, and make each ball into a patty. Bake for 30 minutes. Increase the heat to 450, and bake an additional 10 minutes.

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