Gluten Free Quinoa Burgers

If you want a healthy but tasty alternative to the highly processed burgers you buy in the store, here is a delicious recipe for you.

Gluten Free Quinoa Burgers

My daughter came home the other day with 2 vegan, gluten free, nut free,  low calorie burgers from Jimbo’s. They were $6 for 2!!. I read the ingredients and decided to go into business for myself.

I followed the recipe on the package and came up with these crispy numbers. They were very simple and held together without any fuss what so ever.  I often want something protein and easy to go with a lunch salad and my Pickled Beets,  and here we have it. Make double and then freeze a batch and have them ready made every time.

Gluten Free Quinoa Burgers
  • 2 Cups Cooked Quinoa - Un-rinsed so it stays gloopy
  • Knob of Butter or Olive Oil - For Saute
  • 1 Sweet Onion - Diced
  • 1 Sweet Potato - Grated
  • 1 Tbs Coconut Oil - Melted
  • 3 Cloves Garlic
  • Herb of Choice
  • Freshly Ground Salt and Pepper
  • Spray of Oil for Cooking
  1. Heat 1½ Cups water in a pan and put 1 cup of Quinoa into the water.
  2. Leave to sit for 15-20 minutes with heat off and lid on.
  3. Sauté the Onion, garlic and potato in a little butter or olive oil.
  4. Put all the ingredients, including coconut oil  into a bowl, mix, and form into patties.
  5. Cook in the oil on medium heat until golden on each side ( about 4- 5 minutes ). Use a non stick pan if you have one.
  6. To freeze, put a layer of parchment paper in between each burger so they don't stick together.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 98 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


patricia van dyke - February 15, 2013

Monica, these look very good. Do you know how many calories they have or other nutritional info? Thanks

    Monica - February 26, 2013

    Great question. I posted a nutritional breakdown for you. I hope you come back….Let me know how yours turn out. If you have any questions, you can text me 760 846 0549..

jackie - February 26, 2013

I tried these tonight and they tasted delicious! However, my burgers did not stay together. How did you get yours to stay as a ‘patty’? Any additional tips you have? Unfortunately, mine came right apart.

    Monica - March 4, 2013

    I have a little plastic burger press. It presses these burgers together quite well. I made them quite thin and handled them with great care. You can add an egg and a little flour to help hold them together or some grated cheese ( I try to keep things vegan ). I also made sure the quinoa was gloopy. I didn’t rinse it and it was quite thick. Press down and keep shaping the burger as they cook. Try again and just make one at a time. I had a few that didn’t stick together but I just pressed them back into shape in the pan.
    Let me know how you get on next time.

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