An ambitious, and delicious, dinner project: Eggless, Gluten-Free Chia Quinoa Turkey Burger Patties
This all began because I wanted to try the Chia seed egg substitute, and evolved into a fun, long awaited journey to my first homemade burger. I’ve always looked at healthy homemade burgers online but also always found them to be very daunting (a burger? homemade?) so I’ve decided to deconstruct it for others who might want to break their own homemade burger virginity. This recipe for the perfect healthy burgers is (as you can obviously tell) simple, and absolutely delicious. For the recipe, click the Read More.
For the Quinoa Turkey Patty:
Firstly cook your Quinoa (wash around 1/4 cup of quinoa and then bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil. Then turn the heat on medium and cook your quinoa for 15 minutes, and it should fluff up nicely).
Whilst your Quinoa is cooking, for the Chia Seed Egg take one tablespoon of Chia seed and grind it until it becomes more powdery. Then add this tablespoon of ground Chia seed to 3 tablespoons of water, stir and let sit for a few minutes.
Take half a head of Red Onion and sautee it in one tablespoon of olive oil until translucent. Then add two cloves of chopped garlic and sautee until fragrant.
If it’s your first time cooking a burger, to ensure that you don’t risk getting food poisoning use Smoked Turkey Breast and simply chop it up into tiny pieces.
Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix well with your hands (as shown above) and add pepper, salt, thyme and oregano (to taste).
Shape into a patty, and then on a medium heat with around a tablespoon of olive oil, cook the patty until completely well done on both sides (best if it has a bit of a crisp - it may seem to be burning but it’s not, as the patty is quite thick).
For extra yumminess do what I did and melt a slice of organic sharp cheddar cheese onto the patty, which just makes it juicy and perfect.
For assemblage: Not instructions, just tips, because this is totally up to you
Use whole grain rye bread instead of traditional burger buns - it tastes like a burger and feels like a burger but it’s so rare to actually get whole grain burger buns, so this is a healthier option
Put lots and lots of delicious tomato in there, so you don’t have to eat your burger with what is usually highly processed tomato ketchup - the taste and sweetness of tomato will be there naturally
Add more carmelized (sauteed to golden brown) onion for a tender, sweet perfection.