Quinoa Burgers & Pizza Crumbles

April 27th, 2014 5:54 pm by Kelly Garbato

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The good news: The Quinoa Burgers from Mayim’s Vegan Table are bangin’.

The bad news: The recipe requires a little finagling to make it work.

So I followed the recipe as directed – it’s pretty simple, with just seven ingredients – but my burger batter came out way too wet and sticky to handle. I ended up adding 1/4 cup of flour and between 1/4 and 1/2 cup of quick oats before I could shape it into patties without half the quinoa clinging to my phalanges.

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Then you’re supposed to fry the patties and bake ’em a little longer. Instead, I went right to the baking portion of the directions: 425F for 30 minutes (20 minutes on one side and then flip) on a lightly greased cookie sheet. I figured it’d be both easier and healthier, and I think I was right on both counts.

Also weird, but not necessarily in a bad way: I ended up with nearly double the burgers I was supposed to.

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Anyway, I could only fit five patties to a cookie sheet, so I had a little extra batter left over. The next day we had a mini pizza party for Easter (and because it was Sunday. And 4/20. Basically we don’t need a significant reason to enjoy pizza, is what I’m saying.), and I spooned some of the batter onto the Daiya mozzarella and onion pizza. Soooooo good, y’all! I think I like this even better as a pizza topping.

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We also took the pizza crust recipe from Mayim’s Vegan Table for another spin. The first time around, it didn’t bake all the way through; instead, it remained a little dense and doughy. Chalk it up to bad yeast or wacky weather, but the crust came out much better on our second try. Yay!

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One Response to “Quinoa Burgers & Pizza Crumbles”

  1. Happy Cows and Quinoa Patties » V for Vegan: easyVegan.info Says:

    […] onions, and carrots) on the stove top, allow to cool, shape into patties, and cook. As with the Quinoa Burgers from from Mayim’s Vegan Table, I decided to bake these patties instead of frying them: 15 to 20 minutes on each side at 425F got […]

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