Quinoa Cheddar Sliders
Loved our Lemon Herb Feta Chicken Sliders? So did we. You're in luck because slider season is just starting. Today we're proud to bring you our own version of a meatless burger: Quinoa Cheddar Sliders. Eaten together, quinoa and cannellini beans are a source of complete protein, so carnivores -- don't be afraid to chow down. There's also plenty of bite from the chipotle powder, but feel free to add some finely diced hot peppers if you're looking for an even bigger kick.
Quinoa Cheddar Sliders
Slider season is just starting and even the carnivores will love the flavor of our meatless version: Quinoa Cheddar Sliders.
Serving size: 2 sliders, Makes 6 servings
|9 ounces dry cannellini beans|
|3 3/4 ounces dry red quinoa|
|1 3/4 cups water|
|1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs|
|1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic|
|1 teaspoon chipotle powder|
|1/4 teaspoon salt|
|3/4 teaspoon black pepper|
|3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese|
|1 tablespoon chopped chives|
|1 1/2 teaspoons lime juice|
|12 slider buns|
|12 leaves romaine lettuce|
|12 slices tomato|
- Cook cannellini beans in boiling water until very soft. Puree in a food processor until beans have a mealy texture. Set aside. NOTE: Canned beans can be used in place of dried. Look for ‘low sodium’ or ‘no salt added’ varieties.
- In a pot, combine quinoa and water. Bring water to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cover pot and cook until quinoa is tender and water is absorbed. Chill and reserve.
- In a bowl, combine cannellini puree, cooked quinoa, breadcrumbs, egg, garlic, chipotle powder, salt, pepper, cheddar cheese, chives, and lime juice. Portion mixture into 2-ounce patties. Refrigerate or freeze patties until firm, but not frozen.
- Coat a sauté pan with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Cook sliders until warm throughout. Serve each on a slider bun with lettuce and tomato.
Nutrition information per 2 sliders: 410 calories, 10 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 570 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrates, 7 g sugar, 6 g fiber, 19 g protein
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