This burger lends itself to lots of options and variety, all of which are delicious! Even my beef-loving husband loved it and ate every last bite. The best part is the complex texture, moistness, and unique (though not weird...) taste. We enjoyed them with some zucchini fries (fresh from our new backyard veggie garden). Optional: toast buns with a slice of your preferred cheese. Feel free to dress your burger to your liking; I chose Swiss cheese, ketchup, tomatoes, and spinach (my husband opted for American cheese, ketchup, and mustard). Make sure to test patties for doneness prior to consuming!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Mash chickpeas roughly in a bowl. Add cooked quinoa, chicken, egg whites, beets, oat bran, onion, prunes, poblano pepper, salt, chile powder, cumin, and black pepper. Mix well. Form into 6 equal-size patties. Wrap in aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center and any juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Cook's Notes:

1/2 cup egg white comes from roughly 2 eggs.

All seasonings may be increased or decreased to taste.

You may also pan fry the burgers.

This recipe is also easily converted into a meatloaf by putting the mixture in a loaf pan and cooking in the oven for about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

231 calories; 2.9 g total fat; 22 mg cholesterol; 694 mg sodium. 35.9 g carbohydrates; 18.3 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2018
really interesting mix of ingredients.. quite yummy. The dried fruit and beets are a nice mix with the pepper and spices. If you can't find or don't have oat bran some ground oats will work fine Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2018
really interesting mix of ingredients.. quite yummy. The dried fruit and beets are a nice mix with the pepper and spices. If you can't find or don't have oat bran some ground oats will work fine Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2018
really interesting mix of ingredients.. quite yummy. The dried fruit and beets are a nice mix with the pepper and spices. If you can't find or don't have oat bran some ground oats will work fine Read More