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Buffalo Quinoa Burgers

This is the kind of satisfying, protein-rich veggie burger everyone will love, kicked up with a splash of hot sauce.

Buffalo Quinoa Burgers

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By: My Recipes
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)
Cook Time
24 mins
Passive Time
5 mins


  • 7 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peeled carrot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups canned unsalted chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Tabasco)
  • 4 (1 1/2-ounce) whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted
  • 4 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato



  1. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 2 teaspoons oil; swirl to coat. Add onion, carrot, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Add 3/4 cup water and quinoa; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to medium, and simmer 18 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Spoon cooked quinoa onto a large plate; cool 5 minutes. Combine quinoa mixture, panko, salt, pepper, chickpeas, and egg in a food processor; pulse until chickpeas are slightly mashed and mixture comes together. Shape quinoa mixture into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) patties.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.

  3. Combine remaining 2 teaspoons oil and hot sauce in a bowl. Place patties on bottom halves of buns; top evenly with hot sauce mixture, lettuce, tomato, and top halves of buns.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Information

  • Calories 407
  • Fat 13.4 g
  • Satfat 1.5 g
  • Monofat 6.4 g
  • Polyfat 4 g
  • Protein 14 g
  • Carbohydrate 59 g

Nutrition Information

  • Fiber 10 g
  • Cholesterol 47 mg
  • Iron 3 mg
  • Sodium 531 mg
  • Calcium 134 mg
  • Sugars 8 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 4 g
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