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.
  • 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.