These gluten free quinoa burgers are really healthy vegetarian gluten free hummus quinoa burgers. But I thought perhaps that might sound, well, unfamiliar. You basically throw together simple hummus (one of only two ways my very wrong children will eat garbanzo beans) and add cooked quinoa, eggs, shredded carrots and a few other assorted delectable ingredients. They’re vegetarian, they’re healthy, plus crisp on the outside, creamy on the inside. They’re your basic dreamboat dinner.
I used my food processor, even though I’ve had it for so long that I actually think the steel blade is losing its edge. It’s just not as evil as it used to be. That, and I despise cleaning it. More accurately, I mostly dislike drying the food processor. I never feel confident that I’ve done the job well.
I used my homemade fresh gluten free bread crumbs, but you can use some crushed gluten free cereal if need be. No finely ground bread crumbs, though, por favor. We need some bulk here.
I used red quinoa because I’m partial to its pretty blush, but all quinoa tastes alike. You’ve got tremendous freedom of choice here.
I shallow fry these quinoa burgers in some ghee, and then bake them in the oven for a spell. That way, they crisp in the pan but do not blacken as I attempt to cook them all the way through, end to end and top to bottom.
Again with the hamburger buns. I know. But you know I will make it all up to you when my celebration of gluten free bread hits this November. And anyway I should be able to show you the new book cover very, very soon. You’ll be so happy, you’ll forget all about how mad you are at me. Promise.