These are really tasty and very easy to make. They are nutritious and can be made in t he form of burgers or turned into our popular strips!
1 cup quinoa, cooked (wash several times on a sieve before cooking. Cook till the seeds open like rice)
1 cup quick oats
3 slices of multi grain bread
1 cup water
1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
1 Tbsp. garlic powder (1 tsp. garlic powder if you're not a great garlic lover)
3 Tbsp. sweet paprika powder
Salt to taste
1 stalk celery, washed and sliced
1 medium carrot, peeled and sliced
1 medium tomato, chunked
1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup sweet green peppers, seeded and chopped
1/2 tsp. Italian Seasoning
1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
2 Tbsp. Do Pep or Gluten flour (if you don't have Do Pep or if you're on a gluten restricted diet, substitute for 2 Tbsp. cornstarch)
Once your quinoa is cooked (follow package directions, but chekc after 15 minutes to see if the seeds are open.) Tear the bread in pieces and put in a bowl to soak in
1/2 cup of water, until bread is very soft. Meanwhile, in a blender, process the onion with the rest of the vegetables and the other 1/2 cup of water, until smooth.
Scrape into a bowl. Once the bread is mushy, add to the bowl where the veggies are, add the seasonings, blending well and the flour and cornstarch or gluten flour. Mix all well
until you have a dough. If you use DoPep or gluten flour, let the dough sit for a little bit until the gluten does its work.
To form the burgers use lid to shape the dough into a perfectly round shape (this is optional,) you can also form them with your hands.
Grease a cookie sheet and bake at 400º F for 20 minutes, then flip them on the other side and bake for another 20 minutes. Make sure they are golden brown and are really cooked before flipping.
Yield: 8 large burgers