Quinoa Veggie Burgers (Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella)

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Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Crazy delicious, veggie burgers that taste full of flavour and are filling and are very easy to make gluten free and vegan!

Stack of Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Veggie Burgers on a wooden table.

As you can see, these aren’t just any ‘ole burgers. They are Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Veggie Burgers. Crazy delicious, veggie burgers that taste full of flavour and are filling.

The Mr. gobbled them out – totally a yes getting him on quinoa’s good side. My mom also loved them. YES YES YES! These were the two people who were against me and my quinoa ways and I’ve converted them! Maybe I should explain why I think these burgers were so fantastic.

I did something crazy. Okay, not really, but instead of cooking the quinoa with water, I used broth. Friends, when you make quinoa with broth, amazing things happen.

3 patties on a napkin.

As in, I made them instantly amazing. I had to resist eating just the bare cooked quinoa. It was so good. I saw such a huge difference in cooking them in broth over water that I will always make my quinoa this way. Since the broth was so flavourful, that provided such a delicious base for these burgers. Now, these burgers aren’t your fake frozen veggie burgers. They are firm like real burgers, but soft enough on the inside and packed with flavours of all the seasonings and the sun-dried tomatoes.

Then you get hit with the cheese. The mozzarella oozes out a bit when you break into the burger, almost as if this is a mozzarella-stuffed burger. It helps to add a delicious cheesy bite to the burgers, will being a binder at the same time. The sun dried tomatoes not only provide an insanely good flavour, but they add some beautiful specs of colour too.

Whoa. Technically speaking, this could be a pizza-esque burger with the tomatoes and cheese. And more than technically speaking, this was good. Remember when I said I was all quinoa-ed out? I was wrong.

The quinoa is back to stay for good. Oh yes. If you want an amazing quinoa burger, then these are the ones for you!

Side shot of veggie burgers on a wooden table.

FUN NUTRITIONAL FACTS/HEALTH BENEFITS FOR THESE QUINOA VEGGIE BURGERS

  • Quinoa is high in protein, fiber and is gluten free. Tons of benefits, all the flavor!
  • The egg in the burgers make it high in protein and guarantee that these burgers keep you full and satisfied.
  • Want more facts about quinoa? Check out this detailed article by Authority Nutrition.

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Q: How do I make these quinoa veggie burgers vegan?

A: You can sub the cheese for vegan dairy mozzarella shreds, and use flax eggs instead. You will need to add a little more flour to help keep the burgers together.

Q: My burgers are falling apart. How do I make my quinoa burgers stay together?

A: Just like any other burger, you need to take care with how you mix your ingredients and form your patties. Mix well, and form the patties tightly. If your uncooked patties are too wet, add a bit more flour, re-mix, and form them again.

Q: What do I serve with quinoa burgers?

A: I’ve been asked this several times. You could serve these with my popular kale cabbage slaw, or even my homemade blue cheese dressing with a homemade cheddar burger bun. I love homemade fries on the side. Also, you can make them smaller and put them on top of a salad bowl.

 

 

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:

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Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Quinoa Burgers. Crazy delicious, veggie burgers that taste full of flavour and are filling and are very easy to make gluten free and vegan! via https://jessicainthekitchen.com

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Quinoa Veggie Burgers (Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella)

These Sun-dried Tomato and Mozzarella Vegan Quinoa Veggie Burgers are an absolute hit!! Rave reviews, very delicious and are full of flavour and filling!
by: Jessica in the Kitchen
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 3/4 cup low part skim mozzarella shredded cheese
  • 2 sun-dried tomatoes chopped
  • 1 1/2 eggs I usually beat a whole egg, then half it
  • 3 tablespoons flour you can use coconut flour for GF
  • 1 tablespoon chopped scallion/green onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha optional

To cook quinoa (makes 3 cups):

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions

Instructions

Cooking Quinoa

  • Wash the quinoa in a mesh strainer rigorously with water.
  • In a pan over medium high heat, add 2 teaspoons olive oil. Dry the quinoa by adding it to the pan and letting it heat up for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the broth to the pan and the salt. Stir, and bring to a boil. Lower to medium-low heat and cover, cooking for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • When all of the water has been absorbed, the quinoa is finishing cooking. Use your fork to fluff the quinoa a bit.

Quinoa Burgers

  • Add all of the ingredients together to make the burgers, stirring until thoroughly combined.
  • Divide into 4 burgers on a parchment paper (or just a place).
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  • Test to ensure the oil is hot enough (but not burned) by breaking off a piece of one of the burgers. If it sizzles, it is hot enough.
  • Add the burgers into the pan. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes on one side, then flip.
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes on this side. It should be golden brown. If not, cook for one minute extra on each side. Place on a paper towel to cool and remove excess oil. Enjoy!
NOTES
Notes
These burgers are vegetarian.
  1. TO MAKE IT VEGAN
  2. You can use vegan shredded cheese such as Daiya cheese and a flax egg
  3. TO MAKE IT GLUTEN FREE I make these Gluten Free all the time by using coconut flour instead of regular flour.
  4. HOW TO STORE You can store these burgers in an air tight tupperware container in the fridge separated by wax paper. They last about 4-5 days in the fridge and taste best fresh.
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Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 1241mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 496IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 3mg
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147 comments

  1. Carrie says:

    These burgers are delicious! My whole family likes them and we eat them often! Thank you!

  2. Giselle says:

    This looks amazing! I have to try this recipe!!

  3. Heather says:

    Wow!! These are outstanding! The tomato flavor really makes it pop!! Thanks for sharing Jessica ?

  4. S Miller says:

    Hi, sounds so good! Helpful tip: my seive is not fine enough to rinse dry quinoa, so I soak it first for ten minutes, then rinse it after it has swollen a bit. This way I do not lose any during rinsing. Also, I don’t understand why it is necessary to dry the quinoa before cooking in broth, which is liquid. Thanks for sharing this recipe, can’t wait to try it!

  5. Sarah says:

    I just made this and they look amazing. One change I made was instead of saute-ing them in oil, I baked them at 400 degree for 15 minutes then flipped them and baked another 5 minutes so that I could cut out the oil. Delicious!

  6. Bojana says:

    Just had them for dinner. They are delicious!!
    My question is about sun-dried tomatoes, it says two, how much is that when you use it from the jar? I used couple of tablespoons.
    Thx

  7. Audra says:

    Ok, these are SO good!! My husband said they might just be his new favorite meatless patty. I added a couple mushrooms & dried onion flakes just for added bulk & texture. They were deliciously crispy & very satisfying. Will be adding these to my list of favorite meal ideas!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Audra! We’re delighted you love them!!! As the resident Jessica in the Kitchen Husband they’re one of my favourites too!!

  8. Erin says:

    So glad to find a veggie burger that is bean free!! Thank you!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      We’re so glad that you’re happy!! You’re welcome!

  9. I made these for my vegetarian boyfriend and he said it was hands down the best veggie burger he’s ever had. I’ve never cooked with quinoa before and this recipe was so easy. We were truly shocked at the amount of flavor there was with very few ingredients.
    We topped ours with pepper jack, pineapple and bbq sauce.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Wow Adrienne thanks for leaving such a nice comment! I’m so glad you both enjoyed it! Those flavour combinations sound amazing!

  10. Rebecca says:

    I forgot to add the egg but didn’t need it to be honest I added tomato puree instead of the sriracha as I can’t have spicy foods. Oh my goodness so tasty! Totally exceeded my expectations I made 3 thick burgers and only needed one it’s so filling served it with salad and sweet potato chips 🙂 Thank you for this recipe so yummy!

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen says:

      Hi Rebecca Thank you for trying our recipe! And your kindness is amazing! Thanks again for leaving this comment!

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