Quinoa Veggie Beet Impossible Burger

There is nothing like a good burger—a plant-based burger that is! I know many of you love a grilled burger during summer gatherings, but once in a while it’s great to try something new.

This quinoa and veggies beet burger creation uses a base of Impossible plant-based burgers and builds from there. I have added chopped onions, peppers, cooked quinoa, and powdered beets for more color and nutrients.

You can use your favorite condiments too, and I always put my burgers on Dave’s Killer Bread “Burger Buns Done Right” for a more wholesome flavor. So delicious!

To Healthy Eating!

Melissa

 

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Quinoa Veggie Beet Impossible Burger

This is a very fulfilling, healthy burger with great texture and flavor! Enjoy it on a bun or over fresh greens.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine All American
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 300 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup Quinoa Cooked prior to adding to burger.
  • 12 oz. pkg. Impossible Burger meat Or "Beyond Beef" brand.
  • Beet powder Optional.
  • 1/2 cup Onion Chopped.
  • 1/2 cup Sweet pepper Red or green, chopped.
  • 1/2 cup Carrots Shredded; save some time and buy pre-shredded.
  • Tomatoes, regular or cherry Sliced.
  • Lettuce I like Romaine as it is a flat lettuce, but your choice.
  • Condiments of your choice Ketchup, mustard, pickles, etc.
  • Seasonings As desired.

Instructions
 

  • Cook quinoa as directed on package.
  • Chop onions and peppers. Shred carrots if not using pre-shredded.
  • Place ground Impossible Burger meat in a bowl. Add the chopped veggies, beet powder if using, and quinoa to the meat.
  • Mix well and add seasoning as desired.
  • Form medium-sized patties.
  • Grill or pan-fry each patty approximately 5-6 minutes per side on medium heat.
  • Assemble your burger with the fixings of your choice. Add roasted corn, slaw, and fresh fruit as sides for a delicious summer meal.

Notes

Melissa's Modifications: This is the best burger creation I have ever made! The texture and flavor is great. You may even forget you are not eating meat! Beyond Meat will work just as well as Impossible Burgers. Use the ground package, not the crumbles, as crumbles do not stay together as well in a burger. Forgo the bun to save some calories and carbs and enjoy the quinoa veggie beet burger with all the fixings in a lettuce wrap instead. Fold your patty into a leaf of romaine or iceberg lettuce.
Nutritional Value: 1 Burger - 140 Calories; 7g Fat; 0 Cholesterol;8g Carbs -2.4g fiber- 2.2g Sugar; 10.2g Protein. 
Add Bun- Dave's KB Buns Done Right - 160 Calories; 1.5g Fat; 32g Carbs- 2g Fiber-6g Sugar; 6g Protein.