Miso Glazed Quinoa Chickpea Burgers
For the Quinoa:
*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:
For the Miso Glaze:
*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!