I always get my knickers into a twist round the middle of November, because Ruby’s birthday comes up and I do like to mark this special day with a little get together. There of course has to be food and a little buffet is the best thing for a bunch of adults and tods. It just has to be versatile because you wanna keep everyone happy. So, the few weeks beforehand I tend to experiment with finger-food type of dishes. As one of my friends is a vegetarian there has to be at least one plate without meat. That was as I came across these Veggie burgers and the whole household fell in love with them, which is funny because none of us would be huge fans of sun-dried tomatoes or mozzarella!

They were a roaring success at the party, so let’s get to it!

 

What you’ll need:

  • 185 g of Quinoa
  • 470 ml Vegetable broth
  • 100 g Mozzarella
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp of chopped spring onion
  • 3 tbsp of flour (I use spelt flour, but regular or coconut flour will work too)
  • 1/2 tsp of salt
  • 1/2 tsp of pepper
  • 2 gloves of crushed garlic
  • Oil for frying the burgers

 

 

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How to assemble them:

First the Quinoa:

  1. Wash the quinoa well in a mesh strainer.
  2. Put a pan with a bit of oil on medium heat and add the quinoa to dry it off a bit. It takes about 2 minutes.
  3. Simultaneously bring the broth to a boil in a pot and add the quinoa.
  4. Lower to medium heat, cover the pot and let it bubble away for about 15 minutes. Stir it occasionally to make sure it doesn’t burn.
  5. It is ready when all the water is gone and you can fluff it up a bit with a fork.

 

As for the Burgers:

 

  1. While the quinoa is bubbling you can chop up, measure and mix up all the other ingredients.
  2. Add the quinoa when ready.
  3. Mix it all up well. Be warned, the result is not exactly pretty!
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  4. Heat up some oil in a large pan and drop a heaped tablespoon of the mixture into the hot oil. It should sizzle when the mix hits the oil, only then the pan is hot enough.
  5. Let them cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown and then flip.
  6. Place on a kitchen towel when finished to cool and remove excess oil.

Quinoa burgers

 

And the final step: Enjoy!!!

Quinoa burgers with sun-dried tomatoes and mozzarella

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