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.
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.
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.
All ingredients came together well, and the end result was as described. I used Frank's hot sauce and while I would have liked a little mayo, thus undoing the healthy aspect of this recipe, it was otherwise pretty tasty.
Basic recipe is ok but needs a bit more spice- we added mushrooms, herbs de Provence, bit more salt, celery seed- and next time I will not put it in the food processor- only mash the beans and mix all together
This recipe was just not good. Extremely labor intensive with a poor result. The patty is grainy, dry, and bland. I took two bites and couldn't eat any more. Go with a black bean burger instead if you're looking for a veg option.
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