Meatless Monday: Quinoa Mushroom Patties Recipe

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    Wondering what to do with quinoa leftovers from last night's dinner? Make a batch of quinoa mushroom patties in under 30 minutes! These patties are packed with earthy mushrooms, herbs, and cheese—perfect for Meatless Monday!

    Quinoa-Mushroom Patties

    Whip up a batch of these delish meatless burgers for a busy weeknight meal!

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    Servings: 6 patties

    Ingredients:

    • olive oil: 3 tablespoons, divided
    • onion: 1
    • garlic: 3 cloves
    • celery: 1 stalk
    • mushrooms: 2 cups, finely chopped
    • sage leaves: 5
    • dried thyme: 1 teaspoon
    • quinoa, cooked: 1 cup
    • egg: 1
    • chickpea flour: ½ cup
    • rolled oats: ¼ cup
    • grated manchego cheese: ½ cup
    • salt and pepper: to taste

    Directions:

    Step 1: Finely chop onion, garlic, celery, mushrooms, and sage.

    Step 2: Heat one tablespoon of olive oil in a medium sized pan. Add the onions and cook until translucent, about 5--7 minutes. Add the garlic and celery, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms, sage leaves, and dried thyme and cook until soft, about 5--7 minutes. Allow mixture to cool.

    Step 3: In a large bowl mix together cooked quinoa, cooled mushroom mixture, egg, chickpea flour, oats, and grated manchego and season to taste with salt + pepper.

    Step 4: Form into 6 equal patties. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large non-stick skillet. Cook patties for about 5 minutes on each side, or until golden brown.

    Step 5: Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Serve warm.

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