Miso Glazed Quinoa Chickpea Burgers

Miso Glazed Quinoa Chickpea Burgers

For the Quinoa:

  1. 1 cup quinoa
  2. 2 cups vegetable broth
  3. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  4. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  5. 1 packet instant miso soup

Method:

*Rinse the quinoa for 1-2 minutes (this is actually pretty important, it will prevent the quinoa from tasting bitter).

*Add olive oil to medium sauce pan and heat over medium. Add rinsed quinoa and lightly toast for 2 minutes.

*Add broth, pepper, and miso soup packet. Stir. Turn heat to high. Once boiling, drop down to lowest setting, cover, and cook for 15-20 minutes. Let the quinoa stand for at least 5 minutes. Fluff with fork.

For the Burgers:

  1. ~ 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  2. 1 15 oz. can chickpeas--drained and rinsed
  3. 1/2 small onion--chopped
  4. 1 garlic clove--minced
  5. 1/2 jalapeno--diced
  6. 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  7. 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  8. 1 tablespoon lime juice
  9. 1 teaspoon Tamari
  10. 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  11. black pepper
  12. olive oil

For the Miso Glaze:

  1. 1 miso soup packet (tofu and seaweed removed)
  2. 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  3. 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  4. 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  5. 2 tablespoons vegetable broth
  6. 1/2 teaspoon agave
  7. dash cayenne
  8. dash ginger powder

Method:

*Mix all miso glaze ingredients together. Set aside.

*Add ~ 1 tablespoon of olive oil to saute pan. Add onion and jalapeno. Saute for ~5 minutes. Add garlic. Saute 2 minutes. Set aside.

*Add onion mixture to the bowl of a food processor. Add the drained and rinsed chickpeas, parsley, Tamari, pepper, and toasted sesame oil to the food processor as well. Pulse until fully combined. Add the mixture to a large bowl. Mix in bread crumbs and cooked quinoa to the bowl. Mix. Adjust seasoning to taste.

*Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Form mixture into six patties. Slightly grease baking pan with olive oil. Add patties. Bake ~20 minutes. Flip. Baste with miso glaze. Bake additional 15 to 20 minutes until both sides are golden brown. Baste with miso glaze.

*To serve: brush one side with miso glaze and add burger to a bun with your favorite toppings or to greens for a hearty salad. I ate mine with avocado, lettuce, tomato,and mustard--on a bun!

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