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Quinoa Burgers

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 4


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup quinoa
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil olive oil or butter
  • 1/2 cup spanish onion minced
  • 1 cup white mushrooms minced (approx. 3-4 large)
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp combined fajita & bbq spices use any spice you like
  • 1/3 cup cubed cooked yam or sweet potato
  • 2/3 cup old cheddar cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans chopped small
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp soya sauce or hoison sauce
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 350 F.
  • Put your water & quinoa in a pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook covered for 10-15 minutes. Take off heat and let sit another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside.
  • Heat oil or butter in pan and add mushrooms & onions. Cook until they start to soften slightly then add your spices + your minced garlic. Cook on low for an additional 5-10 minutes.
  • IN a bowl beat your egg. Add cooled quinoa, mushroom mixture, yam/sweet potato, cheese, pecans, dried bread crumbs, and sauce. Season with pepper and just a pinch of salt. Stir it all up.
  • Scoop approximately 1/3 cup out and form into a patty about 1 inch thick. Mixture will be sticky but still workable. Place patty on parchment lined baking sheet. You should end up with 4 patties on the baking sheet.
  • These burgers need to be baked for 25 minutes.
  • Patties will become a little brown and crispy.
  • Serve with your favourite bun & fixins.