First step is to cook your Red Quinoa. The ratio for cooking is 1 C. dry quinoa to two cups water. Bring to boil in a medium saucepan, then cover and reduce heat to simmer for approx 15-20 minutes or until water is mostly absorbed and quinoa is soft and chewy. (If you cook 1 C. dry quinoa you’ll end up with about double of what you need for this recipe, but I love the extra as breakfast cereal or whatever so I just made the full cup.)
While the Quinoa is cooking:
Preheat your oven to 350 and prepare a couple of baking trays with pan spray or a brush of olive oil.
Also grind your walnuts. I took a heaping cup of raw walnuts, ground them, and went with what they produced.
Assemble your ingredients and you should be about ready to start!
Assembling the Burgers:
Bring first ten ingredients to a boil in large saucepan.
At a rolling boil, add quick and rolled oats. Turn off heat, and stir a few times, allowing mixture to thicken. Allow mixture to cool and firm for about 10 minutes before attempting to shape burgers.
Shaping and Baking the Burgers:
I use a wide-mouth canning lid and ring to shape my burgers. Approx ⅓ c. of mixture per burger will make 20-22 of these burgers. I use pan spray on the lid every once in a while to help them slip off neatly. If shape doesn’t matter us much to you, just use a scoop and some fingers, and I promise they’ll taste just as good! ????
Bake for approx 40 minutes, flipping about half-way through to lightly brown burger on both sides. You can feel really great about all the amazing things you just ate while you enjoy the super awesome flavor and texture this burger provides!!
This Recipe makes quite a few burgers. (20-22) Freeze your extras! They Freeze Beautifully and will re-warm nicely in a frying pan or microwave for a quick and nutritious meal!