Green Tomato Quinoa Burgers with Chipotle Pimento Cheese

green tomato quinoa burgers

Servings: 5
Serving Size: 1/3 cup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients
Small red onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 cup cooked quinoa
¼ cup old fashioned oats
¼ cup plain bread crumbs
2 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
3-5 tablespoons water
1 medium green tomato, diced

Green Tomato Quinoa Burgers

Guidelines

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or with foil and lightly grease.
  2. Over medium heat, warm olive oil in a medium frying pan. Add the onion, garlic and jalapeno pepper and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened and light brown. Remove from heat and let cool.
  3. In a food processor, puree quinoa and oats.
  4. In a small container, combine flax seed and 3 tablespoons water stirring until it congeals.
  5. In a large bowl, combine quinoa and oats with remaining six ingredients and cooled red onion, garlic and jalapeno mixture. Mix with hands until combined.
  6. Gently stir in green tomatoes and flax seed mixture. Mix with hands until well combined.
  7. Using your hands make bun-sized burgers with mixture and place on prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes, rotate sheet and bake for 5 minutes, scoop on a tablespoon of Chipotle Pimento Cheese and cook 5 more minutes. The burgers should be golden brown and the cheese melted.
  9. Serve hot on whole wheat buns with your favorite fixings.
  10. Keeps in refrigerator for 2-3 days. Place leftovers into freezer safe container with wax sheets between burgers. Store for up to 2-3 months.
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