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    Quinoa beef burgers

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

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

    Serves: 4


    • 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.

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    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 Cariñena, Spain 741649 http://www.waitrosewine.com/230511846/Product.aspx


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