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  • 1 cups - water
  • 1/2 cups - quinoa
  • 1 tablespoons - grapeseed oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 cups - diced onions
  • 2 cups - cremini or white button mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoons - minced garlic
  • 3/4 teaspoons - dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoons - dried oregano
  • 1 - large egg
  • 2/3 cups - shredded, reduced-fat, aged cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cups - toasted pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cups - quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1 tablespoons - reduced-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • Directions:

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line it with parchment paper.

    Combine the water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer; cover and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit, covered, for 10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and set aside to cool.

    Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onion starts to become soft and transparent. Add the mushrooms, garlic, marjoram and oregano; cook for another 5 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender. Set aside to cool.

    In a medium bowl, beat the egg. Add the quinoa, mushroom mixture, cheese, pecans, oats and soy sauce. Scoop 1/2 cup portions of the mixture onto the baking sheet and shape into 8 or 9 patties, about 1 inch thick, leaving 1 inch between them.

    Bake for 27-30 minutes, until slightly browned and crispy. Serve with your favorite garnishes.

    The burgers can also be fried in an oiled skillet or grilled on a barbecue baking sheet.

    Brief Description

    Meatless burger full of flavor with toated pecans, mushrooms, cheddar and herbs - mixed with quinoa; holds up well for freezing, too.

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    Category:  Vegetarian

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 20 min
    Cook Time: 1 hour(s)


    Per serving: 150 calories, 9 g fat, 7 g protein, 13 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber, 2 g sugar, 25 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium.


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    February 1, 2015

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