Baked Quinoa Burgers

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My kids love these quinoa burgers.  I love that they are easy to assemble and there is no frying involved.  Try them for dinner tonight. There are lots of shortcuts you can take, as I’ve indicated, and the measurements don’t have to be exact!  If there are any leftovers, you can take them for lunch the next day, but I usually don’t have any.  Serve the burgers with a drizzle of spicy mayo, (mayo with hot sauce, and a little water to thin out) and serve extra on the side for dipping too!

Baked Quinoa Burgers

6 C. cooked quinoa (12 oz. dry)

1 medium onion, chopped and sauteed

2 cloves garlic, chopped (you can use frozen)

1/3 C. chopped fresh herbs (I used parsley and basil. You can substitute 1 Tbsp. dried)

a few shakes of hot sauce

4 eggs

1/3 C. grated parmesan

1/2 tsp. salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.  Combine all ingredients.  Form into patties with damp hands (Use 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup of the quinoa mixture, depending on how big you like the burgers.)  Place on a greased cookie sheet and spray or brush the tops of the burgers with oil.  Bake in the upper third of the oven for about 20-30 minutes, then flip the burgers and bake for another 10 minutes.  You want the burgers to be browned and crispy!  Serve with a salad on the side, or in a bun!