Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Lindsey Lower
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 burger)

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

How to Make It

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Ratings & Reviews

Straight forward. Good texture.

January 25, 2017
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.

Needs a bit of Doctoring

April 05, 2016
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

dry, bland, disappointing

March 26, 2016
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.