Quinoa Mushroom Patties

I always try to make veggie burgers from scratch but they either end up too mushy or too dry. But I finally did it! These patties are sooo moist yet hold together perfectly. I prefer them on a bed of lettuce but they will definitely work as a burger form! Enjoy 🙂 

Ingredients (makes 6-8):

  • 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (1/4 cup dry)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, fine dice
  • Handful of white mushrooms (7-9), chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1-14oz. Can cannellini beans
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ground flax
  • 1/2 tsp liquid smoke
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions 

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line baking tray with parchment paper. 
  2. Cook quinoa (1/4 cup dry and 1/2 cup 1tbsp water). Boil then let simmer until absorbed. (Should be over cooked to be mushy)
  3. In skillet, heat oil. Add onion and saute until translucent. 
  4. Add mushrooms and cook until brown. Add garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Season. 
  5. In bowl, add beans and cooked quinoa. Mash with potato masher. 
  6. Once mushrooms mixture is done, add to bowl and mash together more. 
  7. Add breadcrumbs, tahini, nutritional yeast, apple cider vinegar, flax, and liquid smoke. Combine fully with spatula. Season to taste. 
  8. Spoon 1/4 cup mixture into balls and squish to make patty. Place on baking try and bake for 15 minutes each side or until golden brown. 
  9. When ready to serve, heat oil in pan and cook for 4 minutes on each side to get crispy. 
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