Quinoa beef burgers

Pronounced keen-wah, these quinoa and beef burgers are full of wholegrain goodness.


  • 80g Waitrose organic quinoa
  • 1 courgette
  • 1 essential Waitrose carrot
  • 1 slice wholemeal bread
  • 3 tbsp finely chopped parsley
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 250g lean minced beef
  • 2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil


  1. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the packet. Take it off the heat and fluff up with a fork.
  2. Meanwhile, finely grate the courgette and carrot; whiz the bread into crumbs. Mix these with the parsley and garlic in a bowl. Add the beef, worcestershire sauce, egg yolk and quinoa; season and mix well. Divide the mixture into 4 patties.
  3. Warm the oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Fry the burgers for approximately 4 minutes per side.
  4. Serve the burgers in toasted wholemeal rolls with either tzatziki or houmous, or simply with salad leaves.

Drinks recommendation

This lush, juicy red is bursting with bramble fruit flavours and a smooh backnote - perfect to balance, but not overpower, these rich, meaty burgers. Salduba Garnacha 2007 CariƱena, Spain 741649 http://www.waitrosewine.com/230511846/Product.aspx

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes
  • Total time: 45 minutes 45 minutes

Serves: 4

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This recipe was first published in Sun Aug 01 01:00:00 BST 2010.